Will Millsap stay on Dirk?

SALT LAKE CITY -- With three fouls on Paul Millsap, Jerry Sloan has a tough decision to make.

Does Millsap stay on Dirk?

Dirk, who finished the first half with 12 points, got in a groove once Mehmet Okur started guarding him. You can count on Nowitzki filling it up if his fellow Euro gets that assignment for the second half.

The Jazz might opt to have long-limbed Andrei Kirilenko take the Dirk challenge, which would put Millsap on Shawn Marion.

Utah can't afford to have Millsap (16 points) sitting on the bench with Carlos Boozer unavailable. If he does open the half on Dirk, the Mavs' MVP will be in attack mode.