Dallas-San Antonio: Who's to Blame for the Mavericks' 3-1 Deficit?

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Dallas-San Antonio: Who's to Blame for the Mavericks' 3-1 Deficit?

Sunday, April 25, 9:46 EST. I am curled up in the shower, sobbing as the water washes over me, a la Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura when he discovered the truth about Lois Einhorn/Ray Finkle.

My beloved Mavericks just blew Game Four of the best-of-seven series to go down 3-1, and a once-promising season looks to be going down the drain like oh so many tears.

It could be argued that at the beginning of the series the Mavericks had more talent than the Spurs, and that is true. Outside of the Big Threes (Duncan/Parker/Ginobili and Dirk/Kidd/Butler) the Mavericks boasted superior role players.

Jason Terry, Brendan Haywood, Erick Dampier, and Shawn Marion were vastly superior to George Hill, Antonio McDyess, Matt Bonner, and Richard Jefferson.

But the Spurs are simply executing better, playing sharper on both ends of the floor, while the Mavericks self-destruct at every angle.

So let's take a look at who is to blame for a series spiraling quickly out of control.

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