Mavericks wonder how the Knicks beat them last month ….
The Mavs returned to the win column by overpowering possibly the NBA's worst team 100-72 Monday night at American Airlines Center, rinsing away the bad taste of a couple of bitter defeats.
Not only did Denver leave the Mavs sitting on a loss for two days, but the Knicks pulled off a shocker last month in New York. The Mavs were mindful of both coming in, and they played like a team on a mission.
"We definitely were," Jason Terry said. "Anytime you get a good performance against the team that previously beat you, it vindicates things. We're just trying to stay focused, keep grinding it out and get better."
It didn't hurt that the sinking Knicks, losers of 10 straight, were the opposition. Already without Stephon Marbury and Jamal Crawford, New York (14-37) is in the running with Charlotte and Atlanta for the league's poorest record.
The Mavs (40-11) rode their outside shooting early. Terry, in the All-Star 3-point contest Saturday, knocked down three from deep in the first quarter. Keith Van Horn added two, and the Mavs matched their season high for 3s in a quarter with six in the first.
The Mavs stretched their lead to 20 in the second quarter and 24 in the third. Dirk Nowitzki, the game-high scorer with 21 points, didn't step on the court in the fourth but did pass Michael Finley for fourth on the franchise's career scoring list.
Vince Young may not throw at the combine now …
The agent for former Texas quarterback Vince Young, who stated last month that Young would throw for teams at the NFL combine beginning next week, now says Young may not throw and instead may only interview with teams.
“We want to make sure it’s something we want to do and something that’s best for Vincent,” said Young’s agent, Major Adams.
Found this at Sports by Brooks.com :
VINCE WINCE: Resident bitter football Hall of Famer Deacon Jones to Petros Papadakis of KMPC-AM on former Texas QB Vince Young: "Texas has a chicken-sh-- quarterback, (if I was playing) I'd break his neck. I'll guarantee you I'd break his damn neck."
David Sessions rates the Stars at the break ….
Evan Grant with a chat before he leaves for Spring training …this morning!
Will Ferrell in a Racing Movie ….
Meet Nikolav Valuev, the 7-foot heavyweight ….
For every Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard or Roy Jones Jr., moving about the ring with style, grace and fluidity, there's a Mark Gastineau or Ed "Too Tall" Jones, clinging onto the fringes while offering little to the sport, save for the prospect of exploiting themselves, and the public, in the cheap pursuit of a buck or two.
But the proverbial boxing sideshow has, almost without exception, been just that — relegated to the side, safely distanced from that which would be looked upon as substantive, important, or mainstream within the industry.
Is that in the process of changing? Has one of the circus acts emerged to the point where it is positioned front and center in the landscape of what is traditionally boxing's glamour division? And is it just a pathetic sign of the times in the depressed heavyweight picture?
These are the questions being asked in some corners of the fight game these days, inspired by the rise of a figure who may just be on the verge of boxing's Holy Grail.
Nikolay Valuev is a giant of a man, standing at 7-foot (by most accounts anyway) and regularly weighing in at over 320 pounds. Though many people may not be aware of it, he is currently the heavyweight champion of the world, at least as far as the World Boxing Association is concerned.
The former basketball player from St. Petersburg, Russia, who now fights out of Germany, won the title on Dec. 17 with a 12-round majority nod over John Ruiz, a decision that was hotly disputed by the Ruiz camp and many in the crowd, which had been overwhelming partisan toward Valuev when the night began.
Controversy or not, both his life and career are good for Valuev right now, and with plenty of opportunity staring at him, there is the chance to become a worldwide star if everything goes right from here.
Jussi Jokinen is too sexy for this shirt …
If the 'pool is serious about catching Manchester United, They really need to beat Arsenal at home tonight ...2pm and 7pm (replay) Fox Sports World...pray for the Reds...