Mavs Crush OKC; Who Deserves 'The Dirkie'?
You probably know this already; before Sunday night, the last time the Dallas Mavericks won a game over the Oklahoma City Thunder was during the Western Conference Finals -- our ticket punch to the NBA Finals.
Since then, lots of fails.
And then on Sunday, before the Warriors took the floor at Portland in a game that, should the Warriors lose, would mean Dallas is just a half-game out of sixth ... Glory!
The offense clicked to the tune of 53.3-percent shooting. The defense clicked to the tune of 36.7-percent shooting allowed.
Balance was key -- as coach Rick Carlisle said in review, "'One of our goals is for Dirk not to have to have a monster night every night'' -- and balance means lots of candidates from Dallas 109, Thunder 86 for "The Dirkie''!
Go here for your Player of the Game selection, a DB.com Mavs tradition, because this is a democracy!
Shawn Marion -- 19 and 6, the Matrix is everywhere
Vince Carter -- 18 points and the 23K Club
Dirk Nowitzki -- 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
Jose Calderon -- 16 points and 7 dimes
Samuel Dalembert -- the Big Guy notches 10
Monta Ellis -- 9 points, 7 assists while playing sick
Brandan Wright -- pogo-sticks 8 and 8
Devin Harris -- 8 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists
Be a part of the fun and rock the vote for "The Dirkie''!
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