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Can Darren Collison continue upswing?

Darren Collison's roller coaster season with the Mavericks is on the way back up and Rick Carlisle has deemed him the starter at point guard again.

"Collison was terrific, really tremendous on both ends," Carlisle said after Thursday's loss in Oklahoma City. "The way he played tonight is really what we need from him just in terms of his presence in the game, his aggressiveness on both ends of the court. He just had great impact. And I'm not even talking about the points he scored, necessarily; although that's a part of it, certainly."

Check out Tim MacMahon's take on Collison's status as the starter.