The Mavs took care of business at home last night. San Antonio didn't - and the Mavs are now back in first place in the Southwest division.
Not only that but the Mavs have the best record in the NBA. For all the Mavs perceived problems so far (Jason Terry's struggles, no consistent second scorer, Anthony Johnson and Austin Croshere disappointing, injuries to Stack and Howard) the Mavs have won a lot of games. Keep that in mind before criticizing anything about this teams holes too harshly.
Josh Howard won Western Conference player of the week.
Injury Update: Jerry Stackhouse was a late scratch from yesterday's game. He'll practice today and is expected to play on Thursday.
Around the NBA: Tracy McGrady returned for Houston last night. He scored 19 in 39 minutes, but he shot 7 of 22 and had seven turnovers as the Rockets fell to the Pacers.
Iverson led the Nuggets over Boston with 28 points and 13 assists.
And my favorite story from yesterday - Jason Kidd is mad at the officials.