Trans. Mar 30 9:20 ET (Mar 30 9:20 ET ) March 30 (The Sports Xchange) - Mavericks 100, Bulls 98 Dirk Nowitzki hit a three-pointed with two second left on the clock to earn the Dallas Mavericks a 100-98 win over the Chicago Bulls. Down by 12 with four minutes to play, the Mavericks (36-37) staged a fourth quarter rally to remain within striking distance of the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Nowitzki finished with a season-high 35 points while Vince Carter and Brandan Wright both had 17 coming off the bench. ...
There's a reason "Jae Crowder" "versatile" returns several thousand results on the popular search engine www.yahoo.com — apparently, the Dallas Mavericks rookie is a flippin' shapeshifter .
Several thoughts about this:
1. If I was going to morph into a Mavs teammate, I'd probably pick Dirk Nowitzki over Brandan Wright. No shots, Brandan; I just think people would be nicer to me if they thought I was a guy who's about to pass Patrick Ewing for 17th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. (Then again, the ruse would probably be up pretty quick once they realized I wasn't capable of keeping up Dirk's crazy hot shooting, which has seen him hit 61.2 percent from the floor and 55.6 percent from 3-point range over the past week . It'd be neat before that, though.)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- In a game missing Stephen Curry and Dirk Nowitzki, Thursday night's nationally televised affair between the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks came down to Andrew Bogut vs. Brandan Wright in the shadow of the hoop.