Back in January, when the Mavericks and Celtics met for the first time — a game that ended with a 99-90 Mavericks win — Dirk Nowitzki scored 37 points and Rasheed Wallace picked up a bunch of ticky-tack fouls trying — unsuccessfully — to defend him. (Kevin Garnett missed the game due to injury.)
Wallace said there would be retribution when the two teams met again. (Dallas News)
The referees “don’t like no tough defense on [Nowitzki],” Wallace said that night. “So of course I get a lot of [expletive] calls, but that’s how the story goes.
“I ain’t worried about it. We’ll see them again. There will be retribution.”
Tonight is the night for retribution, the teams’ first meeting since that January game. So how will Rasheed’s retribution come? Hopefully with a win over the surging Mavericks. Hopefully NOT by Sheed trying to match Dirk shot for shot.
(Note: There was another quote from the Dallas News Article, spoken by Jason Terry, that had me dying laughing: ”Rasheed’s playing well this year.”)