Found November 09, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
Here we are just 5 games into the season and we are 4-1 without one of the biggest players in the league on the court; who would have thought that the Dallas Mavericks would be where they were without Dirk Nowitzki. I know that we have recapped this over and over again in the media, but I really feel that once the young, new team of players on the Mavericks won the game against the Lakers, it did a tremendous thing for their confidence. They proved that they could do it without Dirk, hold down the fort until he is able to return. With Dirk out for a couple of more weeks rehabbing his knee from surgery, now Shawn Marion is out a couple of games with a strained calf or MCL, Elton Brand was out of this game while his wife is having a baby, so you have to readjust the lineup and folks, the team did just fine. How loud can you holler “O” “J” “Mayo”? I knew this guy was a good player and always hated to have to go against him over the last several seasons when he was with the Memphis Griz...
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