Suns-Raptors, Mavericks-Jazz: Monday Morning Mashup

Chris ThompsonContributor IJanuary 19, 2009

Weekends are great. 

No work, lounge time around the house, just plain relaxation.

But now it's back to the grind, and here we are with a couple of great games on this past weekend.

First, Saturday featured the Jazz and Mavericks—and no, Mark Cuban didn't walk out onto the court this time.

But what a matchup this one was!

Two of the high powered western conference offenses squared off, and man they did not disappoint. It was an all-out aerial assault, with a little post up action to. The final score  was 115-108.

In an ironic turn of events, the Jazz shot a higher percentage from the floor.  They hit 51 percent of their shots, where as the Mavs only hit 50 percent.

Dirk Nowitzki looked like his former MVP self, as he put up a very impressive 16-20 shooting and a grand total of 39 points. The Mavs went on to win, snapping a four-game losing skid.

On Sunday, there was again another show of offense. The Raptors took on the Phoenix Suns at home in hopes of a win against a Western Conference power.

Unfortunately, it did not happen as the Raptors fell 117-113.

Leading the scoring for the Suns was none other than Amare Stoudamire.

Even though Steve Nash wasn't on the high scorers list, he still deserves honorable mentions with his impressive 18 assists.