Rick Carlisle hasn't imitated former Celtics legend Red Auerbach and lit a victory cigar. Of course, in today's PC atmosphere, that would get him thrown out of the arena.
But this one's over. Mavericks are up by 24 with 4:51 left. Dallas is now 11 games over .500 and still in a huge battle for a playoff spot. Not bad for a team that some local idiots wrote off as a non contender in November.
And Josh Howard leaves with 27 tonight. Imagine if this guy would play like he did in the first two months of last season.
-- Jan Hubbard