Mavs 94, Jazz 91: Who Deserves 'The Dirkie'?
Take that, you bad city. After an atrocious third quarter and some head-scratching brain cramps late, the Dallas Mavericks finally get enough of a toehold to survive any more last-second hero plays from an opponent. The Mavs take down the Jazz, 94-91. That's the 13th straight time that the bad guys have failed to crack 100 points against Dallas. The defense has arrived. The offense? A team effort.
But you have to choose. One Dirkie, coming up.
Player of the Game, Dallas at Utah
*Shawn Marion -- young at heart notches 22 and 7
*Delonte West -- 4-5 for 8 points, some time in the sky
*Lamar Odom -- 11 points, trending right
*Brendan Haywood -- Center A with 6 and 5 plus 3 dimes
*Ian Mahimni -- Center B with 11 and 1 plus a dime
*Rodrigue Beaubois -- 17 points, did you see that block?
*Dirk Nowitzki -- 12 and 5, please get sound fast
*Jason Terry -- came through in the clinch
*Jason Kidd -- eleven dimes, but perplexing turnovers
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