Dallas Mavericks Are Making It Rain All Over Kobe And The Lakers In The West Semi-Finals

- By Bossip Staff

Is this it for your boy Kobe???

After back-to-back wins over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Mavericks are headed home with something coach Rick Carlisle insists they expected. These longtime playoff disappointments have a golden opportunity to knock out the two-time defending champions. Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Mavericks stunned the erratic Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 second-round lead with consecutive road wins.

“If you would have told me before that were going to win both games, that would have been hard to believe,” Nowitzki said. “But I think we earned it.” Jason Kidd scored 10 points for the Mavericks, who pushed the Lakers halfway to playoff elimination with Nowitzki’s stellar shooting, another steady defensive performance, and a decisive 9-0 fourth-quarter rally. Dallas did nothing spectacularly well, yet was significantly better than the cold-shooting Lakers on both ends.

“We came to compete, and we came to make something happen here,” Marion said. “We made our presence felt on both ends of the floor tonight. We did a good job of handling their pressure and just going out there and doing what we’ve been doing all postseason, just playing good defense and just playing our style of play.” Kobe Bryant scored 23 points for the Lakers, who hadn’t lost the first two games of a playoff series since the 2008 NBA finals – also the last series they lost. Only three NBA teams have come back to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first two at home, where dismayed fans sent the Lakers off with boos and jeers.

“We came here to win two games,” Carlisle said. “We’re going to need every gun blazing and throw the kitchen sink at these guys when they come to our place.”

Game 3 is Friday night in Dallas.

What do y’all think?? Will the Mavs knock out the Lakers, or will Kobe and them make a triumphant comeback??

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  • MsLC78

    The Lakers being down 0-2 after losing both games at home doesn’t look good, but I still think they will end up winning this series.

    • tressel

      are u on the court playing with them?, lol typical laker sheep. wake the fvck up, it’s over

  • Pew boy PIMP

    LA would have to win 4 straight or 4 of the next 5 it aint gonna happen!

  • Nana

    Lakers don’t stand a chance….! I mean let’s face the fact

  • jessica

    Hell yeah I think the Mavs can send them home!!! Go Dirk!! I love my Mavs. It’s time to bring a championship home. I’m more worried about Memphis than LA

  • Kay Kay

    I remember Houston coming from an 0-2 deficit in the playoffs before, its possible and the Fakers are playing Dallas who have a history of folding. If the Fakers win game 3 then yeah they have a chance if not then its lights out.

    • FinanceHawk

      Good observation Cpt Obvious –> “If the Fakers win game 3 then yeah they have a chance if not then its lights out.” Haha. Really? Ya think? Secondly, why are so many idiots talking about Dallas ‘folding’ like in past years? This is a completely different team with a bench deeper than the sea they through Bin Laden into.

  • Mrs. Rance

    Was this expected? I wasn’t up on Dallas like that. I thought the Lakers were still the team to beat.

  • nikkie

    DALLAS WE IN THAT THANG!!!!!ALL THE WAY LIKE LAMAR SAID AFTER THE FIRST GAME “IVE NEVER PALYED WITH A 7FT THAT CAN SHOOT JUMPERS,REBOUND,LAYUP,ETC…DIRK THEY SCARED:)KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MAVS MAKE YOUR CITY PROUD!!!!!

  • Tameka

    yesssssssss come on mavs!

  • wtfever

    Let’s Go Lakers! I still believe in them – die hard lakers fans do!

    • FinanceHawk

      You’re delusional

  • team nymphis

    goodye laker hoes

    Bulls allday

  • paco101

    lakers looking flabby and sick

  • team nymphis

    bulls allday

  • jay

    That’s alright Lakers. We just won back to back championships let these other scrub teams win one and lets go on a early vaca and recoupe. We already know Dwight Howard coming. Let’s take this year off and come back and win a few more straight.

  • ALLERGIC TO DARKY RICANS

    Good! I’m tired of the Lakers!

  • LISA

    I’m loving the loss Lakers…keep up the great work Mav…cause my boston are not doing any better…

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  • monahlisah

    They’re done…

  • Pimpin' Pimpin'

    Lakers win in 7…trying to make this 3 peat look legit instead’ve another phil jackson lead domination of the league. SMH at people hating on Lakers fans, but nobody has anything to say about BANDWAGON Grizzlies and Mavs fans. Where ya’ll at when the Warriors crushed you mav’s fans? Not here for sure

    • LaWhat

      Faker’s go home in 2, ๐Ÿ™‚

    • FinanceHawk

      I have been a Mavs fan since birth, and I’m still bitter about the Golden State series, so you better not be referring to people like me. The reality is that there will always be fare weather fans, but I sure as hell am not one of them.

  • sadness

    awww poor lakers im happy for the mavs but i want lebron to get his ring so GO HEAT!

  • ella

    Love the Mavs or Celtics whether they win or lose, but winning is definitely more fun! Plus, I hate the Lakers

  • lt

    im so glad the lakers lost last night and in the forum. take that, kobe.

  • jt

    half of Detroit can not read! mediatake out reported story, and yet you focus on sports!

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