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DIME SMACK: T-Mac carries the load

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Is there any one player in professional sports with a broader back than T-Mac? He literally has to carry his team and teammates night in and night out. Right now they're in the 7th spot in the playoff race, but without Tracy, they'd be awful. But here are the , a one-man team with a playoff seed. Look at what he did last night in a win against the Miami . T-Mac had 37 points in just 32 minutes, on the back of a career-high seven three-balls. How long can he keep this up night in and night out? He's been doing this now for almost two years. How about the dropping the ball last night and losing to the Cavs? had Cleveland down 13 points early on and let the Cavs creep back in and eventually take the lead. These are the games the need to win with the Sixers bearing down on them in the playoff race, especially with Philly knocking of the yesterday. ... Speaking of the Philly-Toronto game, Larry Brown had to give his squad a tounge-lashing at halftime to get them going. Supposedly, he singled out several players in the tirade, including AI. Allen hasn't really responded well to being admonished in the past, but this time, he came out blazing in the second half and propelled the Sixers to the W. Can someone tell us how Jaleel White — aka Steve Urkel — gets courtside seats to the Sixers game? Was he sitting in Alphonso Ribero's seats? Last night had a ridiculous Jordanesque baseline hammer on the . How sick is this team? After taking out in the 1st round, they knocked off yesterday. Our favorite Bulldog is their point guard , who looks like he's had his nose broken more than a few times. Yesterday was 's day though. He hit eight of nine from behind the arc for 26 points and had this to say afterwards: "I was in the zone. I felt like in '92 against the Blazers." We've seen a ton of Texas games this season and from the best we can tell, this is how their entire offense goes: brings the ball up, one of the big men comes up and sets a high pick, T.J. drives to the basket and either scores or dishes to whoever's man comes to cut him off. They do this for 40 minutes. Every game. And it works. Not even Gene Keady could figure out how to stop it yesterday. ... Florida stinks. How do you not even show up for a tournament game like that? The Academy Awards were even worse than Florida. Self-aggrandizing celebrities and a whole pre-show that seemed to be dedicated to what kind of gown and jewelry is "appropriate" to wear at a time like this. Awful. ... Although J-Lo and her "It's Freezing in Here" dress was a nice touch. ... As was the disturbingly hot Jennifer Garner. If you haven't seen HBO's Da Ali G Show yet, you have to. We caught a repeat the other night where he interviewed former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. At one point he asked Koop why the human heart couldn't have a hip-hop beat instead of its normal beat. The Koop was beside himself. We're out like Florida's heart.
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