Who Deserves 'The Dirkie' For Mavs-Rockets?
Give Houston the respect they're due -- 'surrender' is not a concept they grasp. Down by 23, they rallied hard and managed to make it a one-possession game in the last couple minutes. In the final wash, not enough of those threes fell and the Dallas Mavericks rocked steady. The steadiest rocker gets a little prize from their most dedicated, most knowledgeable, most perceptive, most awesome fans -- a solid gold Dirkie.
Dedicated, knowledgeable, perceptive, awesome . . . that sounds like us.
Player of the Game, Dallas Mavericks at Rockets ... and you vote!
Dirk Nowitzki -- 22 and 6, usual fiendish efficiency
Peja Stojakovic -- 22 points, 4-6 from downtown
Tyson Chandler -- lob after lob after lob . . .
Shawn Marion -- speaking of fiendish efficiency . . .
Jose Juan Barea -- they call him a Rocket Killer
Jason Kidd -- eleven points, five dimes, two steals
Ian Mahimni -- We prefer 'Yahn,' Mr. Rox Announcer Man