Scoring on the rise? Let's investigate ...

PER Diem: Nov. 4, 2009

Updated: November 4, 2009, 2:53 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Dirk NowitzkiAP Photo/Mark J. Terrill Is Dirk's 40-point explosion Tuesday (29 in the fourth quarter) a sign of things to come this season?

Remember back in the halcyon days of, oh, 24 hours ago, when it seemed like a tidal wave of offense was about to swamp the league?