The Miami Heat try to retain home-court advantage with a win over the Dallas Mavericks tonight. Nowitzki'll wear a middle-finger splint, so unless he has experience excelling with his middle finger all doctored up, they probably will. Or won't. Most Americans don't seem to care.

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