Overcoming substantial odds, Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks rode into Los Angeles and twice beat the Lakers senseless. Even Nowitzki admitted the feat was hard to believe.
Aside from Ray Allen’s sweet shooting stroke, which is as good as ever, there are several reasons to sour on the Boston Celtics as it becomes more apparent their time near the top is expiring.
A high-risk decision was made by the Carolina Panthers to select Cam Newton with the NFL’s No. 1 draft pick. The Panthers, of course, wound up in that spot as a result of several poor decisions.