Shawn Marion playing some defense Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
Happy Easter! Happy was not the word I would have used to describe my mood after the fourth quarter collapse of the Mavericks in yesterday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Mavs had a commanding 67-44 lead with 1:15 left in the third quarter. Portland couldn’t buy a bucket and the Mavs continued to add to their lead. But a 35-15 fourth quarter deficit led to a stunning Dallas loss, 84-82.
Both teams started the game ice-cold. The Mavs led 16-11 after the first quarter. Then both teams started to come out of their funk, with the Mavs leading 37-35 at the