Josh Howard's birthday is tomorrow.
You may remember this created quite a stir last year. Fliers were distributed in the Mavericks locker room after the team went down 3-1 to New Orleans inviting players to celebrate Howard's birthday. That did not set well with former coach Avery Johnson.
So, does Howard have any plans for Tuesday, which also happens to be the date of Game 5?
"No, no, no,'' he said. "You heard what happened last year. They swore up and down that it was my party.
"No. I'm out, dude.''
Maybe a nice card will do.
_ David Moore