The Good, the Bad, the Kitchen Sink

Updated: January 13, 2003, 12:04 PM ET
By By Terry Brown
Still picking confetti out of my hair wondering if Elton Brand, Ben Wallace, Erick Dampier, P.J. Brown and Zydrunas Ilgauskas (at an average of 397 games under each of their belts) know that they are the only players in the entire league to be grabbing more offensive boards per game than rookie Amare Stoudemire, who celebrated his 34th game Sunday night with six more of them.

The Good

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Week's work:
2-1 record, 29.6 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.3 spg, 2.3 bpg, 4 triples, 47% shooting
The only three times all season that Nowitzki didn't get near 20 points and 10 boards was when he tallied a combined 22 points and 13 rebounds against the Nuggets, Clippers and Pistons and the Mavericks ended up winning by a total of 71 points.