One more bizarre turn on the Mavericks' postseason magic ("Magic?" you ask. Well, what else would you call the disappearance of 7-foot Dirk Nowitzki before your very eyes?) is that Nowitzki, who shot 2-for-13 last night, remains a candidate for the league's MVP award, which is voted on after the regular season. Kind of makes this playoff promo one of those Oops moments, doesn't it?