Mavs 112 Nugs 95: Who Deserves 'The Dirkie'?

Dallas is missing bodies ... but the bodies the Mavs did have all contributed to a fourth straight win Monday in Denver. It's Mavs Nuggets and a traditional question: Who Deserves 'The Dirkie' As The Player Of The Game? You vote!

Oh that's better. Sayonara, road losing streak. High-energy, high-scoring game; one would figure that would play right into Denver's hands. Not this time. The Dallas Mavericks got hot and stayed there, while Denver (to be fair, they sustained some injuries) wilted down the stretch. Dallas took the lead after about three minutes, and never let it go. That's a win, 112-95, and with that Dallas breaks the seven-game roadie losing streak, wins a fourth straight overall game, and takes the season series 3-1. ... Given how close the standings are, that might matter later.

With a little Denver gold, we fashion a Dirkie. Your votes, please, ladies and gentlemen and . . . others.

Player of the Game, Dallas at Denver ... you vote here!

Dirk Nowitzki -- 33 and 11 and on a day's rest, he's unstoppable

Jason Kidd -- 7 points, 10 assists, zero turnovers ... and we can barely remember the last time he coughed one up

Rodrigue Beaubois -- 14 and 6, naughty finger-wave as he demonstrates Guadeloupe swag

Ian Mahimni -- starting center with 11 and 5

Brandan Wright -- backup center with 15 and 6

Vince Carter -- 14 points, that's more like it

Lamar Odom -- 6 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists ... and Khloe must've put something in his hot tea

Jason Terry -- 10 points and 3 dimes plus a steal and no particular complaints at press time

Now go vote here for The Dirkie!

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