Mavs Sweep Lakers in the "Mother's Day 3-Party" 122-86
On Mother's Day most moms around the country are treated to a fabulous lunch or brunch for their annual "Mother's Day Tea Party".
The Dallas Mavericks treated the moms of their fans to an NBA record 20 3-point shot performance that will go down as the "Mother's Day 3-Party" at the expense of the 2-time defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers being down 0-3 in the series had their backs to the wall with one last chance at extending the series, and forcing a game-5 back in LA. That would not be the case as the Dallas Mavericks destroyed the Lakers 122-86.
Jason Terry the Mavs 6th man off the bench shot 11-14 from the field and 9-10 from 3-point range for a career playoff high 32-points. Terry also tied an NBA playoff-record with his 9 3-point shots.
Peja Stojackovic came of the bench and made all 6 of his 3-point shots to continue the 3-point party for the Mavericks. Peja finished the game 7-7 and scored 21 points.
Dirk Nowitzki was solid for the Mavs with 17 points on 7-11 shooting. The Mavs team shot an impressive 60.3% for the entire game to send LA back home to ponder what will they do as an organization to improve its roster for next season.
The Mavs "Mother's Day 3-Party" also signaled the end of Phil Jackson as an NBA coach. His historical 20-year run with the Chicago Bulls and Lakers netted 11-NBA Championships, 13-NBA Finals appearances, and 229 career playoff wins.
The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most storied sports franchises of all-time. They have won 16 NBA Championships and coming into this western conference semi-final vs. the Dallas Mavericks were being picked to make it a 3-Peat.
The Lakers will be known for 3 historical crushing defeats in the playoffs.
Number 1, the 1985 "Memorial Day Massacre" vs. the Boston Celtics in game-1 of the 1985 NBA Finals where they lost the game 148-114. The Lakers were able to comeback and win the series 4-2 and defeat the Celtics for the first time in the Finals. 34-point loss.
Number 2, game-6 of the 2008 NBA Finals as the Celtics defeated the Lakers 131-92 to win their 17th NBA Championship, and first title in 22-years. 39-point loss.
Number 3, the 2011 "Mother's Day 3-Party" vs. the Dallas Mavericks as Lakers allow the Mavericks to tie an NBA-record for 20 3-point shots en-rout to a 122-86 victory to end the coaching career of Phil Jackson and the Lakers hopes of completing a 3-Peat. 36-point loss.
The "Mother's Day 3-Party" nickname was created by Dunkadelic Sports Marketing for the NBHHCM Foundation. June is observed each year as NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month).