Wednesday, February 25, 2009

At the sports desk: favorite teams update

A mixed bag on Tuesday night. The Notre Dame women's hoops team played well and won, beating Syracuse 90-79. Most encouraging was how well the Irish executed their offense, and focused well coming off the Connecticut game. The Irish once again are close to 20 wins, and pretty much have an NCAA berth sewn up.

On the other hand...the Detroit Pistons continued their slide, losing to Miami 103-91. The Pistons are now under .500. The key: the Pistons can't stop teams. Analysts seem to agree that Allen Iverson is a huge defensive liability that messes up the Pistons' entire defensive scheme. They sure couldn't stop Dwayne Wade last night...

And the Dallas Mavericks gave everyone a miserable effort on the road at San Antonio, losing to the Spurs 93-76 despite the fact that San Antonio was missing both Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan. The Mavs got out-worked. They need to rally, and fast.