Despite trailing the series 0-3 in the Western Conference finals, Dallas Mavericks Coach Jason Kidd was happy with the Player’s performances this season as he delivered an emotional and inspiring message to his peers after Game 3 showdown at American Airlines Center.
Dallas Mavericks shocked most of the NBA making in the Conference finals this postseason. With a player of Luka’s quality and some potential in the rest of the roster, Dallas Mavericks did win some tough games. Eventually edged over in the unthinkable series vs Suns. Coach Jason Kidd seemed happy with the output and praised his stars for their efforts. After losing game 3 against Golden State Warriors, former Mavs player took the opportunity to inject some energy into his players by delivering an emotional and “semi-season concluding” speech.
Kidd said, “Take it one game at a time and I said this before this is just the beginning of the journey. This is huge for our franchise. All of you guys were supposed to be on vacation.”
Jason Kidd happy with his player’s performance at Dallas Mavericks
Golden State Warriors played impressive enough to leave no doubts in viewers’ minds about their credentials, being at the top. They handsomely won the 1st game in dominating fashion, and came out strong in game-2 to win over a 19-points deficit. While in game-3, they were clinical from the start not allowing the “hard trying” Mavericks team and fans to control the game.
With all 3 games going in the Warriors’ way, Jason Kidd was expected to give an earful to his players, but he went on to praise his stars upon the achievements so far in the series. The 2022 Mavericks — feature a nine-man playoff rotation with an average age of 27 years old according to basketball-reference.com. and many of them are playing 1st time in the postseason.
Without Influential and injured star Tim Hardaway Jr. and after the latest trade of Kristaps Porzingis, many might have ruled them out of the playoff picture. But not only did Mavs make it into the Postseasons, but defied all the odds to beat top seed Phoenix Suns in 7 games.
“No one gave us a chance,” said Kidd after the series win. “A lot of people said it was going to be a blowout. Well, they were right, but they didn’t have us on the winning side.” While talking about the series against the 3-time NBA Champion Warriors team, “We are facing a special team . . .and one of the best coaches (that) ever did it,” Kidd said for Steve Kerr too.
Kidd and Mavs had the upper hand in the regular season against the warriors but recent matchups gave them some reality check. Jason happy with his players knows that no team has come out victorious after trailing 0-3 in the playoffs. The next game will be in Dallas, on Tuesday night and it will be interesting to watch the Mavs response to extend their season.