Found March 03, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
Behind the scoring of Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks put an end to a streak they didn’t want to be in the middle of, especially here on the downhill slide of a season where their playoff hopes hang in the balance. Dirk led the Mavs in scoring with 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting to go with his 8 rebounds which may not sound like much, but it was exactly what the Mavericks needed plus just his presence on the floor to spread the court and make the double-team portion of the game begin. With Nowitzki being on the court, you are sure to get coaches to bring out all the game options in the waining minutes of a game. This was definitely one of those times. With Dallas clinging to a lead and every time Dirk breathed on the ball in the 4th quarter, there was at least 2 and at times 3 guys on him trying to prevent him from scoring, but with his basketball smarts, he has gotten better at getting rid of the ball to an open man in the hopes of someone scoring while their man is doubling up ...
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