Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Wednesday:
Dirk Nowitzki’s 30,000th point. Entering Tuesday’s action, Nowitzki needed 20 points to become the sixth player to score 30,000 points. It didn’t take him long as he hit a fade-away jumper just one minute into the second quarter. He then added another three-pointer before they could stop the game. At that point, Dirk got mobbed by his teammates and his owner, Mark Cuban, who ran onto the court and latched onto Dirk like an excited little brother.
The Wizards-Suns brouhaha. Things got ugly between the Wizards and Suns when the 7-foot-0 Jason Smith put a little extra mustard on his screen of the 5-foot-9 Tyler Ulis. Smith got called for the foul, but that wasn’t enough for Jared Dudley who came running in and not only chest-bumped Smith, but also seemed to lean in with his head and headbutt Smith. Things went even further when Brandon Jennings came racing in and seemingly pointed at Dudley with his hand shaped like a gun. Jennings later could be seen trying to explain to the officials that he was just pointing in general, but they weren’t convinced. Both Dudley and Jennings were ejected and suspensions are on their way.
The Mikko Koivu long-distance goal. The Blues beat the Wild 2-1 in a battle of division leaders of the Western Conference. The game featured a couple of noteworthy goals, including Vladimir Tarasenko’s goal off of a no-look pass from Jaden Schwartz. But that one has to take a backseat to Koivu’s goal from near center ice. Jake Allen got caught a little too close to his own net and wasn’t able to stop the puck before the bounce.
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