SI PICK OF THE
Mavericks are known for their offense, but there's been some big D played in
Big D since shot-blocking center DeSagana Diop (above) joined the starting
lineup last month. The 7-footer has averaged 1.4 blocks in 14 games since Jan.
14, and the Mavs have gone 13-1 and allowed 6.7 fewer points per game than when
Diop was coming off the bench. But DD will have his hands full with Clippers
forward Elton Brand. Last week L.A.'s leading scorer (25.6 points per game)
became the Clippers' first All-Star since 2002. Check listings 8:30 p.m.