Originally written February 14, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Caron gets his ring, Mavs get the win The Dallas Mavericks are in a perpetual championship celebration.  Every time one of their former players comes to town with another team, they hold a nice little ceremony to give the guy his ring.  That happened again with Caron Butler last night And Butler had a chance to win the game... or at least put the Clippers ahead with five seconds left... with a three.   Despite the miss, Butler put on a bit of a show against his former teammates, dropping a season high 23.  But it was Dirk Nowitzki's 22 that helped the Mavs hold off the Clips. It was a huge win for Dallas, who now moves within a half game of the Clippers for the third spot in the West.  I know the champs got off to a slow start, but they've won four in a row now.  If you haven't looked at the standings in a while, you might be shocked to see Dallas... a...
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