Who Deserves 'Dirkie' As Mavs Crush Celtics?
After escaping the Linsanity with bloody noses and a big fat L, it's back to the relative sanity of the AAC, and the thoroughly sane butt-whupping of the undermanned and spiraling Boston Celtics. The most significant notes of the evening had to do with some more career milestones for KIDDIRK. Otherwise, fairly routine. Boston made up some points in garbage time when Dallas went with an unorthodox mop-up lineup and that makes the score ... well ... not quite as atrocious?
Another win, another bit of shine for a Maverick's individual trophy case. Stand and be recognized, Dallas Mavericks fans: Player of the Game, Dallas versus Boston ... Vote here!
Dirk Nowitzki -- 26 and 17, slides into the top 20 scorers in NBA history and gets his 1000th block
Jason Kidd -- 6 and 8, beats Jordan in all-time steals and is now second all-time
Shawn Marion -- stuffs 11 points
Jason Terry -- notches 16, but a bit of heat-checking
Dominique Jones -- improvement, with 7 points and 5 assists and some mastery of the drive-and-dish
Brendan Haywood -- Center A with 5 and 8
Ian Mahimni -- Center B with 2 boards
Brandan Wright -- Center C with 9 and 5 plus 3 blocks
Vince Carter -- 4 points, 3 boards, and a steal and a continued willingness to fit
Lamar Odom -- 4 points and ummm ... amid some AAC boos, hope springs eternal?