Lucky 7: Grizzlies Defeat Mavs in OT Thriller, 106-105

Marc Gasol took his turn at guarding Dirk Nowitzki. Maybe it helped; maybe not. Dirk scored a game-high 30 points, but Marc put up a nice 19 points & 9 rebounds himself. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. WOW! Sure, the Grizzlies have essentially been playing playoff basketball for the past three months just to get into the NBA Playoffs. Sure, the Phoenix game was high...
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A look at Mavs' potentially 'lovely' playoff picture

DALLAS - For the 13th time in 14 years, the Dallas Mavericks are in the NBA playoffs. "It's lovely," said Monta Ellis after the Mavs' Saturday night playoff-clinching 101-98 win over Phoenix. "We set this goal at the beginning of training camp. Everybody doubted us. ...'' The chip-on-the-shoulder/us-against-the-world mindset is the oldest self-motivational...
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Kevin Durant emulates Dirk Nowitzki, his favorite player

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a remarkable season that has him in the middle of, if not leading, the MVP discussion. It might surprise you to learn who one of his favorite players in the league is, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. “I don’t know him so well but I’ve always liked the way he goes about his business,” Durant said, via Marc Stein...
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Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki: ‘Good to be back in big dance’

Don’t expect that gusty wind that’s been whipping around Dallas to die down. The huge, collective exhale let loose by the Mavericks on Saturday night is bound to produce enough breeze to keep mussing hair for a few days. Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Co. are back in the NBA playoffs after the Mavericks missed out last season for the first time in a dozen years. Their 101-98...
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Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki sprains ankle in win over Suns

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns on Saturday by the score of 101-98. The win improved the Mavericks' record to 49-32, seventh in the Western Conference. The Mavericks have a playoff spot secured, but there is some concern heading in, as forward Dirk Nowitzki sprained his left ankle during Saturday's win.cott mecum  via Wikimedia CommonsRotoworld.com reported...
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Kevin Durant Still Tries to Emulate Dirk Nowitzki

(Photo via businessinsider) Kevin Durant has taken another massive step this season, and will likely be rewarded with the MVP award for his efforts. He looks unstoppable on a nightly basis, and it’s almost as if he can score 25 points in his sleep. Many would consider Durant to be the best offensive player in the league. I guess that’s what happens when you average 32 points...
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2015 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 10

2015 Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Top 10 1.       Kevin DurantKevin Durant will most likely be named the MVP of the 2013-2014 season. With that being said, he has to be one of the top guys picked in all drafts. He does it all, but his scoring is what separates him from all competition. Not only that, but the fact that he scores consistently. This season he has averaged a...
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Durant studying Nowitzki's game for added success

Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, so Dirk Nowitzki must feel pretty good about one of the current best in the game in Kevin Durant copying his game. According to Marc Stein at ESPN, Durant has been privately training with Adam Harrington, who briefly played alongside Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks more than 10 years ago and has studied the coaching techniques...
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Mavericks clinch playoff spot with 101-98 win over Phoenix

Champagne might as well have been flowing in the Dallas Mavericks’ locker room after what they were able to accomplish Saturday night. Down 13 points in the third quarter and in a tense fight for their playoff lives, the Mavs clinched their 13th postseason berth in the past 14 years with a pulsating 101-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks...
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Playoff hopes fading after Suns' loss to Mavs

The Suns had reasonable control over their volatile playoff-related destiny when they began Saturday's work shift in Dallas. By punch-out time, they would need assistance from unexpected and unreliable peers to keep this season's postseason dream alive. In the finale of what became a Texas two-step off a cliff on back-to-back nights, the Suns were beaten 101-98 by the Mavericks...
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Listing 12 NBA Greats Ranked Higher Than Dirk Nowitzki All-Time

As Dirk Nowitzki continues climbing the NBA’s all-time scorers list with his career winds down, naturally his all-time ranking becomes a focus of discussion. So where does Dirk rank among the NBA’s greatest players? Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle believes Dirk is top-12 all time. Carlisle had this to say about Dirk’s legacy, per ESPN (via Slam): “I think there’s...
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Dallas Mavericks: 25 Players Better Than Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas Mavericks: 25 Players Better Than Dirk Nowitzki By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Dallas Mavericks’ coach Rick Carlisle has said that Dirk Nowitzki is one of the 12 best players in the history of the NBA. People are talking about his place among the NBA’s best and yes, he is one of the best foreign players to play in this league and the best shooting...
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Rick Carlisle Says Dirk Nowitzki is Top-12 All Time

Dirk Nowitzki moved into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list earlier this week.   Nowitzki recently had Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich call him “arguably, the greatest pure shooter” the league has ever seen. Now his own head coach, Rick Carlisle, believes Nowitzki will go down as one of the 12 greatest players of all time.  Carlise also believes the 35-year...
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Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki Top-12 player of all-time

Dirk Nowitzki moved into 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list earlier this week.   Nowitzki recently had Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich call him “arguably, the greatest pure shooter” the league has ever seen. Now his own head coach, Rick Carlisle, believes Nowitzki will go down as one of the 12 greatest players of all time.  Carlise also believes the 35-year-old...
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Video: Charles Barkley slips up and says he offered Dirk Nowitzki money to attend Auburn

Last night, Charles Barkley and the rest of the Inside the NBA crew were discussing Dirk Nowitzki during halftime of the Spurs-Mavericks game.Before the cameras cut away to commercial, Barkley revealed how he once played against Nowitzki overseas when the latter was a teenager. And Barkley was so impressed with Nowitzki that he offered him money to attend his alma matter, Auburn...
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Mavs need to avoid Spurs all cost

DALLAS -- Maybe it's a stretch to say San Antonio Spurs fans took over the American Airlines Center on Thursday, but they certainly infiltrated the lower bowl and made their presence felt. This was once one of the best rivalries in the NBA. Now, it's so one-sided the Spurs don't even need to bring All-Star point guard Tony Parker to town. Parker was home resting his back...
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Charles Barkley said he tried to pay Dirk Nowitzki to go to Auburn

During the Thursday night broadcast of Inside the NBA, Charles Barkley told us all a story about how he played against Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki in Europe at one point in his career. Barkley said that he was so impressed with Dirk that he offered him money to go to Auburn. Barkley also said that this, “would be the best investment since Cam Newton”. Chuck says a lot...
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Pop: Nowitzki 'arguably the best pure shooter we’ve ever seen'

Dirk Nowitzki became 10th on the all-time scoring list after knocking down a 18-foot jumper against Utah on Tuesday. He passed hall of famer Oscar Robertson. The 7-foot German has passed the likes of Jerry West, Reggie Miller, Kevin Garnett, Alex English, John Havlicek and Dominique Wilkins this year. It doesn’t stop there for Dirk, he has a realistic chance to surpass Shaquille...
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Dirk Nowitzki Sports ‘Succeed And Proceed’ Kentucky Shirt

John Calipari's "succeed and proceed" movement is gaining some traction. Kentucky fan Dirk Nowitzki approves with his Wildcats shirt.
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Dirk Nowitzki Wearing Kentucky “Succeed and Proceed” T-Shirt

Derrick Rose, John Wall, Anthony Davis…the list of John Calipari coached players that spent one year in college before flourishing in the NBA is long and impressive. Calipari and those players seemingly benefited from the league’s rule that forces players to wait one year post-high school before entering the NBA. The Kentucky coach proposed for that rule, dubbed “one-and-done”...
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Pop: Dirk 'arguably best pure shooter' ever

San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, the coach who has faced Dirk Nowitzki the most, pretended not to be impressed by the big German bumping Oscar Robertson out of the top 10 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. “Well, you shoot it that much, you’re going to pass somebody,” Popovich deadpanned. “He shoots it every time he gets it. Geez, oh whiz!” The truth is that there...
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Dirk Nowitzki passes “Big O” to become 10th on the all-time scoring list

On Tuesday night “Dirk The Great” passed the great Oscar Robertson to take over the 10th slot on the all-time scoring board. Dirk had 21 points during the game versus the Jazz and left him with a career total of 26,714. The Big O has 26,710 and currently holds down the 11th slot now. Dirk has done all of his damage with the Mavs during his 16 year career. We at The Front Office...
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Dirk Nowitzki pass Oscar Robertson, now the NBA’s 10th best scorer all time

Dirk Nowitzki has once again moved up the NBA’s All-Time scoring list. After passing Dominique Wilkins for 11th place on April 4 against the Lakers, the “Big German” has passed one of the greatest point guards of all time, the Big-O, Oscar Robertson for 10th place. Nowitzki knocked down a 19-foot jumper for his 26,711th-career point with 11:45 left in the fourth quarter against...
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Reminder: John Stockton Had A LOT Of Assists

Two impressive individual milestones were accomplished Tuesday night in the NBA. And, appropriately, they happened to be achieved by former teammates — and, to our knowledge, still BFFs — Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash. Dirk broke into the NBA’s all-time scoring Top 10, surpassing Oscar Robertson, while Nash passed Mark Jackson for third in total assists. They are impressive...
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Carlisle 'in awe' of Dirk's feat as Mavs beat Jazz, cut magic number to two

On a history-making night, the only thing that really mattered to Dirk Nowitzki was that the Mavericks moved one giant step closer to returning to the playoffs. Nowitzki moved into the top 10 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, but the more important development was the Mavericks’ relatively simple 95-83 victory over the Utah Jazz to cap a season-turning 4-0 road trip. The...
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