Shots coming easy for Dirk

SALT LAKE CITY -- Paul Millsap started the second half defending Dirk.

Not coincidentally, Dirk got shots on the Mavs' first three possessions, hitting a pair of jumpers. Millsap's defense at the moment is best described as cautious.

The Mavs might argue that Millsap should have been called for his fourth foul when he lowered his shoulder into Erick Dampier on a drive. But that kind of whistle doesn't get blown often against the home team, especially in an atmosphere like here.