Phew! Dallas got caught back on their heels a bit after a this-is-just-too-easy first quarter. The Rockets, poster boys for fighting through adversity, just refused to go away. In the end, Dallas hit the free-throws they needed to and Houston didn't get the threes they needed. There's the door and what's your hurry, 111-106. For the fist that slammed the door, we have a trophy.
Whose fist gets the trophy, y'all?
Player of the Game, Dallas Mavericks v. Rockets ... Vote here!
Jose Juan Barea -- 19 points, 4 dimes, biiiiiig balls
Tyson Chandler -- man-sized double-double
Sasha Pavlovic -- contract-day phenomenon?
Shawn Marion -- 10 points and 6 rebounds
Jason Kidd -- 11 point and 10 assist double-double
Ian Mahimni -- a wall for Rockets to run into
Dirk Nowitzki -- 18 and quiet, should we be concerned?