Dirk Nowitzki could not replicate Kristaps Porzingis’ off-the-backboard dunk (VIDEO)

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We are all aware that Dallas Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki and New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis have been hanging out lately.

This has no doubt been a joyous occasion for the Twittersphere, who like to draw analogies between the two players. Indeed, as sharpshooting big men they do share some similarities.

But there is also a gap of 17 years between them, which means some of those similarities end when it comes to athleticism.

Video surfaced this weekend of Porzingis and Nowitzki playing in a game of HORSE that didn’t go so well for Nowitzki.

Via Twitter:

Sure, sure, you weren’t loose. Better luck next time, Dirk.

Robin Lopez and T.J. Warren exchange contact, heated words (video)

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Robin Lopez whacked T.J. Warren in the head while chasing an offensive rebound. Warren didn’t like that, so he ran to the opposite end of the court and shoved Lopez to the floor. A heated confrontation ensued, though it didn’t escalate beyond yelling.

Warren received a flagrant foul, and Lopez was hit with a technical in the Suns’ 113-105 win over the Bulls.

Lakers blow 5-on-1 fastbreak (video)

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Corey Brewer is better at finishing fastbreaks than leading them.

Nice defense by Emmanuel Mudiay, too.

But at least the Lakers won.

Did Reggie Jackson distract Jimmy Butler into missing game-tying free throw? (video)

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With the Timberwolves trailing the Pistons by three and 6.2 seconds left, Jimmy Butler drew a foul on a 3-pointer.

Butler made the first two free throws then, just before he got the ball for the third, Reggie Jackson interrupted to talk to Stanley Johnson, who was in rebounding position. Butler missed the free throw, and Detroit won 100-97 after an intentional foul.

Butler said Jackson didn’t affect him, but Butler’s side eye during the delay at least appeared to speak loudly.

Bulls’ Kris Dunn dunks on T.J. Warren after savvy/explosive halfcourt drive (video)

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Kris Dunn had a nice weekend – 39 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds as the Bulls beat the Hornets and lost to the Suns – punctuated by this dunk in Chicago’s 113-105 loss to the Suns last night.

T.J. Warren paid the price for Tyler Ulis overplaying a Robin Lopez screen Dunn cleverly never used.