1. Dirk joins 30,000-point club
Last night, Nowitzki became just the sixth player in NBA history (seventh including ABA history) to eclipse the 30,000-point milestone. Perhaps it was just the smell of being so close to the historic mark, or maybe after a season of injury setbacks he’s finally getting healthy, but Nowitzki had his most efficient game of the season by far, shooting 9 of 13 from the field for 25 points. The 38-year-old added 11 rebounds for just his fifth double-double of the year, making it a truly memorable night for Dirk Diggler.
Most importantly though, the Mavericks got another win, and sit just two games back of the eighth seed in the West. With Dirk back playing useful minutes, Nerlens Noel mixing in nicely, and Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrell emerging, this team is going to keep rolling down the stretch. Covering in six-straight games, Dallas has definitely been a horse worth backing post-deadline.
2. Tebow-mania hits spring training
Tim Tebow is slated to make his first appearance in a Grapefruit League game today, and of course you can bet on the results. Oddsmakers don’t like Tebow to do well; go figure. Apparently, he’s not going to get a chance to screw up in the field today, and will just be a DH. But still, watching him praise God after every strikeout has to be the most exciting thing going on in Spring Training this week, so why not a make a play on this?
3. Marshall is a Giant
What a move for Marshall, all the way from Florham Park to East Rutherford. As I said a few days ago, the Giants shouldn’t get too excited. Sure, their receiving corps looks great on paper. But on paper, they also have a two-time Super Bowl-winning QB. In reality, last year was Eli Manning’s worst season of the three he’s played with OBJ. A bet on the Giants is a bet that 36-year-old Eli isn’t declining: not a wager I’m willing to make.
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