Joe Johnson Gets A Crazy Compliment; Dirk Gets Jiggy Wit’ It

By: 03.31.12
Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Monte Isom)

Wow, the Magic f—- up. Bad. We’re talking whoever is in control of the timeout music. With Orlando up one, they played “Du Hast” from Rammstein. That’s a German band. Why would you ever play that when Dirk Nowitzki (28 points) has the ball and the chance to beat you? Play some Jada or something instead. Of course, Dirk went out and won it for Dallas – 100-98 – with a crazy fallaway off the glass. We wouldn’t have been surprised if Nowitzki walked around screaming “Du hast mich!” after that one … There was a point in the fourth quarter where the wrath of Ryan Anderson (21 points) surfaced. On one possession, Dirk absolutely decked him on a post-up, and yet Anderson was called for the foul. So on the other end, Anderson checked Nowitzki with an elbow on the backboards, and put the ball back in, screaming as he came up the court. We wish we could’ve seen Stan Van Gundy‘s reaction upon viewing the first time all year his power forward went strong to the boards … Nowitzki took another beating with Dallas up one with under a minute to go. He shot an air ball that eventually led to Jameer Nelson (24 points) tying it up after splitting a pair of freebies. From there, Dirk did his game-winning thing. Anderson and Turkoglu both had a chance to tie it and couldn’t come through … By starting fast – 38 points in the paint in the first half – and finishing strong, the Heat won in Toronto, 113-101. Late in the fourth, the Heat said “enough is enough” and hit Toronto with a 16-4 run, meticulously picking them apart. By the time the Heat were up 12 with under three minutes left, the fourth quarter score was Toronto: 10 … Wade: 11. By the end, Miami’s Big Three had combined for 86 points on 55 shots … Wade had a move in the first half where he crossed DeMar DeRozan back to Compton, and then finished with a tomahawk … We know we’ve pointed this out before but Toronto’s color guy, Jack Armstrong, is the WORST. Seriously, he is easily one of the five most annoying announcers in the league. He’s never pronounced an R before and is obsessed with DrakeChris Paul had 20 points, 14 rebounds and the game-winning layup, spoiling what would’ve been a wild game winner from Jamal Crawford, in the Clippers’ 98-97 win over Portland … Kyrie Irving dropped 29, and yet Cleveland was stampeded by the Bucks, 121-84 … And Kemba Walker nearly dropped Corey Brewer in the open court with an in-and-out move that Russell Westbrook would’ve approved of (we see you, Kobe), but the Bobcats predictably lost again, 99-88 to Denver, as Arron Afflalo had 19 points and 11 rebounds … We’re out like Stephon Marbury’s MVP.

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