Who Deserves A 'Dirkie' For Beating Lakers?

Ah-choo! Dusty. Hard to believe the Dirkie cabinet's been shut for two whole weeks. Tonight's unlocking comes courtesty of the Los Angeles Lakers. Let's give out a Dusty Dirkie!



LA did their thing early, putting Dallas in a ten-point hole in the second. But in the third -- which has not been kind to the Mavericks -- the offense dropped into overdrive and outscored the Lakers by thirteen. Defense wasn't good, but key stops and turnovers late kept LA from sustaining runs long enough to make a difference. The losing streak snaps and not a minute too soon.

Freshly dusted and shined, we have a Dirkie to give. Who gets it, people?

    Player of the Game, Mavericks v. Lakers ... Vote here!

Jason Kidd -- 21 points, 10 dimes, scoring touch back

Jason Terry -- 9-15 for 22 points, including four treys

Shawn Marion -- 10-13 for another 22 points

Tyson Chandler -- ten rebounds and tough-guyness

Sasha Pavlovic -- the temp makes his case with 11

Jose Juan Barea -- rediscovering his shot

Dirk Nowitzki -- quiet night, still notches 14 and 8


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