The 39-28 Brooklyn Nets are in game two of their eight-game, 17-day circus road trip, tonight in Dallas to take on the 32-35 Dallas Mavericks. This is the second time the Nets and Mavericks will face off, the first a 98-90 Mavericks victory in Brooklyn fueled by efficient 20-point games from both Vince Carter and Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavericks have fallen out of the competitive picture entirely after winning a title two years ago against the Miami Heat, but they've still got one of the best coaches in the league and one of the greatest European players in history.
This is the first time Deron Williams is playing a game in Dallas -- he went to high school in The Colony, a Dallas suburb -- since Williams decided to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason.
Joining me to help me learn just what this Mavericks team is all about is Ian Levy, mastermind behind Hickory High, where he does cool stuff like visualize efficiency and the Four Factors, and contributor to ESPN TrueHoop Affiliate Dallas Mavericks Blog
Thet Woman Game The Two Man Game. Ian's one of the best analytic writers we have, so give his stuff a read.
And, as always: The BK Game Streak is up. Get to playin'.
Devin: Two of the Nets' biggest weaknesses are defending teams that run a lot and defending teams with finely-tuned offenses. Are the Mavericks one of these teams?
Ian Levy:... MORE →