Hey, San Antonio lost last night. And while the division is by no means won, it's hard to catch a team that's winning 80% of their games like Dallas is. Also good news, the team that beat the Spurs last night was the Lakers, who Dallas plays tonight. That's a really tough back-to-back.
David Moore says the Mavs slow start was good for the team. Not because it made them stronger, but because they don't have to answer questions about something I mentioned yesterday.
Art Garcia has Dirk down for MVP.
He's the best player on the best team in the NBA. Some voters, taking a flawed viewpoint of what makes an MVP, will vote for him simply on that basis.
Down in the D-League: Jose Barea didn't get his double-double so he isn't allowed to rejoin the team yet. He only went for 28 points and 8 assists in 28 minutes. He was 9-16 from the field, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. To go along with his eight assist he had five turnovers and four rebounds. Not a bad debut.
Mensah-Bonsu led the team in rebounds with just six and had 16 points of his own.
Around the NBA: Rumors abound that Indiana made yesterdays trade to load up for Corey Maggette.
Phoenix beat Houston last night. The Rockets were not only without Yao, but T-Mac sat out with (drumroll please) a tweaked back.