I heard a Carlile interview a few weeks ago about Roddy B. Interviewer asked why he wasn't getting more minutes. Carlile's response was that he hasn't earned them, and they don't give minutes to people that haven't earned them. This obviously means he has been slacking off in practice. And I agree, don't give the guy minutes just because he plays well when he is on the floor. If he isn't busting his ass in practice, he doesn't even deserve to sit on the bench, period.
With the slacking of some other players recently, hopefully Roddy has been practicing hard, because he was on fire the other night.
I'm hopeful, but this game worries me. We could potentially go form 2 seed to 4 with a loss. I don't like the seeding implications and the match ups that will come from the Mavs going in as a lower seed. I'm not worried about beating anyone in the West in a 7 game series, except for the Nuggets.