The Weekend Dime returns with the numbers that tell the tale of 2011 and news, notes and more from around the NBA.
The Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki was quick to come to the defense of Tony Romo.
Contrary to media reports in China, Kobe Bryant has not yet committed to sign with the Shanxi team that recently employed Stephon Marbury, according to a source close to the situation.
Dirk Nowitzki felt the tears flowing -- and soon the championship champagne was, too.
Marc Stein gives his five observations.
The Mavs are one win from their first title thanks to a stellar effort from each player who stepped on the court in Game 5.
Dirk Nowitzki's coughing and sputtering approach was good enough for the Mavs in Game 4
Mark Cuban's zest for zinging officials and the NBA front office seems to have waned.
After their comeback, the Dallas Mavericks are ready for more.
Larry Bird is rooting for the Mavs because he is a fan of Dirk Nowitzki.
If you think these are the same ol' Mavericks, they'll prove you wrong.
Marc Stein unveils his awards for the NBA's first trimester.
It's a fact: No NBA team wins more close games than the Dallas Mavericks.
Dirk Nowitzki was so excited he forgot how to pop his Mavs jersey. Regardless, the Mavs' comeback against the Suns boosted their playoff chances, Marc Stein writes.
Marc Stein's shares his award ballots in this edition of the Weekend Dime.
The Heat's dramatic Game 5 win was a Wade wonder, Marc Stein writes.