The Mavs have had a really nice holiday schedule. They had no games scheduled from Dec. 22-25 and now have had three off days from Dec. 30 - Jan. 2 when Golden State comes to town.
Avery Johnson gave the team two days without practice before Christmas and they've got today, New Year's Day off to do what the rest of you do -- eat and watch college football.
I say the rest of you because some of us still have to cobble together a story. In Wednesday's Star-Telegram, the Warriors' Stephen Jackson has some interesting things to say about playing against Dirk Nowitzki.
-- Jeff Caplan