Regardless of the outcome, Dirk Nowitzki finally has answered all questions about his abilities about his greatness as a basketball player, questions that were never fair in nature.
Three straight home losses? Check. Angry words? Check. Petty jealousies? Check. Got 'em all. Which means Kobe and the Lakers have everybody else right where they want them.
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In China, Friday night's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets is expected to draw TV ratings that would put even a Super Bowl to shame.
Spurs downplay dynasty talk
Big-market New York, Boston and Philly won't make the NBA playoffs this season.
Tony Parker hooks up with Eva Longoria on TV, while the Jazz are being accused of cheating.
The Spurs have reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with Robert Horry.
They never owned an NBA team, but Dan and Ozzie Silna share in the league's lucrative TV deals.