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Monday, February 1, 2010
Dirk: Jazz star is league's best PG

By Tim MacMahon

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off allowing a decent point guard to light them up for 52 points.

If Andre Miller can torch the Dallas defense like that, just imagine the possibilities for an All-Star like Deron Williams.

"Actually, to me, he’s probably the best point guard in the league right now," Dirk Nowitzki said of the Jazz star. "I’d actually take him over [Chris] Paul and the rest of them because he’s a big guard who can do it all."

Williams had a career-high 41 points against the Mavs a couple of seasons ago. He's also had a 17-assist game against Dallas.

The Mavs won't have to worry about Jazz power forward Carlos Boozer, but they don't get a break with his backup. Utah's Paul Millsap had 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in Friday night's win over the Kings, which Williams missed to attend a family funeral.