Greg Anthony shakes out the East at ESPN.com.
Also from ESPN.com: Chicago got only 28 points from its starting five in the 102-94 loss to Dallas. Ben Gordon and Luol Deng provided a nice 1-2 punch off the bench by scoring 26 and 25 points respectively.
They become the first teammates to each score at least 25 points and not start the game since May 5, 1999 when the Hornets got 32 points apiece from Brad Miller and Ricky Davis.
It would seem that Deng should be starting and playing 40 minutes a game. His minutes have increased, but Nocioni is knocking down shots this year and is currently 8th in 3pt %. With Hinrich hurt it will be interesting to see what their starting 5 looks like. I hope it's Deng.
And their Quote of the Night: "M-V-P, M-V-P, M-V-P ..." -- Clippers fans, cheering Elton Brand's 37-point performance in a 99-89 win over the Heat.