I apologize in advance for the terrible pun, but the C’s lose a very winnable game tonight after the Mavs come back in the fourth quarter with Jason Kidd hitting the go ahead three-pointer with just 2.5 seconds remaining. One ill-advised alley-oop pass later and the C’s are swept by Dallas during the season series in two hard fought games.
There’s not too much to get worked up about here besides the pathetic defense in the first quarter. Kendrick Perkins continues to look terrific in his return to the starting lineup and the C’s missed makeable shots down the stretch, squandering a chance to put this one away.
Nonetheless, with a tough schedule coming up and the Heat sneaking closer and closer in the battle for home court advantage, (only 1 1/2 games back) it hurts to lose ones like this. Full Recap upcoming.
Oh and if you didn’t have enough of a reason to question Jermaine O’Neal, the C’s doctors performed surgery to clean out his left knee today. He will be out at least another 6-8 weeks. It’s the procedure they (C’s medical staff) wanted to do since January all along but Jermaine wanted to try to rest method instead, costing him likely any significant chance at contributing this year. (Slaps forehead)