The Mavericks played fairly well last night. They did a good job of not letting the Suns destroy them on fast break points, but they did let them score 21 in transition. That needs to get a little better. The Mavs did well in rebounding, and were great at getting to the free throw line. They need to make more of their free throw attempts in game 3 and they also need to stop settling for jump shots so much. There were a few stretches where it seemed like Phoenix drew them into a jump shooting contest, which opened up the Suns fast break game.
Bottom line, Jason Terry and Jerry Stackhouse need to show up in Phoenix. They played awful in game 2. If the Mavericks can get better produciton from both of them, they should be able to win at least one of the two games in Phoenix.