Mavs, fans enjoying WinterFest 2011

DALLAS -- A brief scrimmage is in progress here at the AAC as the Blue Team takes on the White Team as part of WinterFest 2011, a chance for fans -- 6,283 was the announced crowd -- to come out and see the World Champion Dallas Mavericks before they start the preseason on Sunday night (and the regular season a week after that on Christmas Day against Miami).

Chuck Cooperstein, the voice of the Mavericks, is calling play-by-play over the speaker system here at AAC with Jeff "Skin" Wade and Ben Rogers (hosts of the Ben & Skin Show) as his analysts (it's also on ESPN 103.3 FM). Rick Carlisle is watching from press row with owner Mark Cuban. In other words: Basketball really is back in Dallas.

Dirk Nowitzki just hit one of his patented fadeaways from about 15 feet for the White team. The teams:


No. 25 Vince Carter

No. 2 Jason Kidd

No. 28 Ian Mahinmi

No. 0 Shawn Marion

No. 17 Drew Neitzel

No. 31 Jason Terry

No. 34 Brandan Wright

Head coach: Darrell Armstrong


No. 3 Rodrigue Beaubois

No. 35 Brian Cardinal

No. 33 Brendan Haywood

No. 20 Dominique Jones

No. 41 Dirk Nowitzki

No. 7 Lamar Odom

No. 9 Jerome Randle

No. 13 Delonte West

Head coach: Tony Brown