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On Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks venture to New Jersey to at the brand new Barclays Center for the first time.
That also means it was the first time Dirk Nowitzki, or any of his teammates for that matter, rode an elevator built for a bus.
"That's sweet," Nowitzki told The Dallas Morning News. "I've never seen that. And to see them turn it around on that circular thing..."
The newspaper described the exotic elevators (there's two of them, side-by-side) as a large elevator that the bus drives into at street level, then travels down underground 40 feet and exits at court level at a loading dock. Then, there is a rotating platform that spins the bus back around so it can pull forward into the elevator instead of backing into it for its return to street level.
The Barclays Center, packed into a tight Brooklyn neighborhood, had to get innovative in the way they designed elements that were a much more natural fit at most arenas.
There's no word if the bus elevators were the deciding factor that kept point guard Deron Williams in New Jersey this summer instead of coming to Dallas, where, in fact, there are no bus elevators at the American Airlines Center.
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Dirk Nowitzki and former Nets guard Vince Carter each scored 20 points, and the Dallas Mavericks avoided another late collapse by holding off Brooklyn 98-90 on Friday night.
Dallas led by as many as 20 points, then looked as if it might repeat its performance from its previous game, when it blew a 25-point lead against Memphis. But O.J. Mayo added 17 points as the Mavericks ended...