Just imagine . . . a matchup with history, the authors of your last defeat, a chance to keep pace with your conference rivals, a signature win to silence anyone saying you're still not built for success . . . None of that happened as the Mavericks met the Heat punch for punch. When it was over, the Mavericks strode out of the ring with a 98-96 victory. It's another 2010-2011 classic and we've got another Dirkie to pass out.
Vote here ... Who wins the Player of the Game Award ... The Dirkie?
Jason Terry -- a fashionably-late 19 points
Dirk Nowitzki -- James wishes he was this great ;)
Jason Kidd -- see what happens when you got a good PG?
Tyson Chandler -- Center A with 8 points and 10 boards
Brendan Haywood -- Center B with 4 points and 4 rebounds
Shawn Marion -- 13 boards, including 5 offensive
DeShawn Stevenson -- threes are nice, we like them
Caron Butler -- thirteen points and salty defense
Jose Juan Barea -- you don't want to be on his poster