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It was a great game last night … Should Dallas win again, fans might be disappointed to see the series end. Expectations have been building since it became obvious in December this would be a second-round matchup, and four games later it’s close to being a classic. This was the third one decided at the end, the first that required overtime. It’s been exhilarating to watch the two best teams…

Last year I read an interesting book by James Surowiecki, “The Wisdom of Crowds.” In it, he offers an accessible, entertaining “introduction to applied behavioral economics and game theory”: If four basic conditions are met, a crowd’s “collective intelligence” will produce better outcomes than a small group of experts, Surowiecki says, even if members of the crowd don’t know all the facts or choose, individually, to act irrationally. “Wise crowds”…

I’m appropriately ashamed. But as of today, Bramlet’s back, bitches.

The Spurs lost game 2, and it wasn’t close. Watch for the recovery, after several days of rest, to be a fierce rally in this series. I’m wagering dollars-to-donuts on this one. The Spurs will be well rested and make crucial adjustments, as well as play with a passion that will be terrible for the Mavs to behold. Seriously. Would you want to face the Spurs in Game 3?

From The Onion: SAN ANTONIO—In a move typical of the style that has made them famous league-wide, the San Antonio Spurs issued a brief press release Tuesday concerning their elimination of the Sacramento Kings from the playoffs in six games. “The San Antonio Spurs have advanced past Sacramento to the second round of the playoffs,” the 100-word announcement read in part, failing to mention the 22-point margin of victory in…

TIM DUNCAN, 8th place, 2006 MVP balloting (Tony Parker finished 9th… can you feel the dynasty?) PS The Mavs are finally Dallas again, since they have D. Too bad scoring under 90 puts them in a strong statistical likelihood of losing to the Spurs.

Even more interesting than the news that Tim Duncan woke up at 6am on Sunday and had one of his best offensive performances of the season, was this bit about Bruce Bowen: With a little more than two minutes remaining, Bowen took a pass from Parker and buried the go-ahead 3-pointer. It was the only shot the Spurs made in the last 5:21 and one of only three 3-pointers they…

‘We need to finish this series, definitely ” -Tony Parker, after Game 5

- San Antonio ranked first in scoring differential with 6.81 points per game. – San Antonio ranked second in the league in defense, allowing 88.75 points per game. – San Antonio ranked second in the league in three-point field goal percentage, 38.5%. – San Antonio tied for third in the league in field goal percentage, shooting 47.2% from the floor. – San Antonio ranked third in the league in field…

“The only thing you can worry about is winning championships, because that’s what you are going to be remembered by.” -Bonzi Wells, 2006 playoffs (By Bonzi Wells’ account, and give it up to the man for he is playing better playoff hoops than anyone in the league by virtue of the fact his huge performances are against The Spurs… this dynastic team will be remembered)