Who Deserves A 'Dirkie' For Beating Lakers?
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