Big D-little A-double L-A-S,
Both teams at 500 have been a bit of a mess.
Important to note at the beginning of this poem,
Marquis out, then in, Kidd (his back) stayed home.
Delonte in the building, not in Green and White,
Pietrus joins the Cs, Odom, a Mav, here tonight.
Five minutes in, Delonte 3 for 3,
Cs 1-10, Rondo, Ray, Pierce, KG.
JO took a charge from a pained Vince Carter,
But all the Cs' misses made Q1 even harder.
Doc says offense ok, shots just not going in,
But with this Cs defense we cannot win.
Q2 starts off with Pietrus for three,
His first shot ever taken as a C!
Cs aggressive D, but the calls are so crappy,
Bradley's playing hard, refs making Doc unhappy!
In free throws, first half, Rondo was 8 for 10,
He has taken way more than all the Mavs men.
Q3 Carlisle exploded, stepped on Red's name,
Two techs on him, he was tossed from the game.
Q3, back and forth, constantly changing the lead,
Both teams playing with urgency and speed.
All of a sudden, Marion got hot,
Mavs stretched their lead, the Cs did not!
Rondo sitting on the bench managed to get a tech,
For responding to Odom, what the heck!
A foul called on Dooling for trying to defend,
There was a scene--tech on Doc at the end!
RAY ALLEN FOR THREE, a joy to behold,
On making his shots, Pierce just wasn't sold.
Once again the lead was bouncing around,
Pierce's rhythm just could not be found.
25 seconds to go, a three by Pierce,
Tied the game--at last he is fierce!
10 seconds left, the Cs went to work,
But couldn't stop three point play by Dirk.
Out of bounds, off the hands of Ray,
Mavs ball--and the lead--that's the end of the day.