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Fantasy Update

Apr 20, 2014
Dirk Nowitzki didn't have it during Game 1's 90-85 loss to the Spurs, shooting 4-of-14 from the field for 11 points with eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 42 minutes.

Notes on a practice: Spurs anticipate bounce-back from Nowitzki

The Spurs limited Dirk Nowitzki to 14 shots and 11 points in Game 1, but they anticipate a much more aggressive performance from the NBA's No. 10 all-time scorer in Game 2.

Dirk: Jose Calderon is our starter

DALLAS -- Coach Rick Carlisle refused to discuss whether he’d consider starting Devin Harris instead of Jose Calderon in Game 2, using his stock line about revealing his lineup 16 minutes before tip. However, Dirk Nowitzki readily declared about 53 hours before Wednesday’s tip in San Antonio that no change in the Mavericks’ starting lineup was forthcoming. “We’re rolling the way we’re set up,” Nowitzki said.

Nowitzki, Mavs didn't deliver in the clutch

SAN ANTONIO -- With a seemingly comfortable 10-point lead with 7:45 remaining in Sunday's game against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center, coach Rick Carlisle turned to his closer. But Dirk Nowitzki missed all four of his field...

Dirk Nowitzki isn’t looking at positives from Game 1…yet

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) tries to get low and defend San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) in the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Sunday, …
Rotoworld Apr 20, 2014

Dirk Nowitzki doesn't have it, Mavs lose - Dirk Nowitzki (F) Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki didn't have it during Game 1's 90-85 loss to the Spurs, shooting 4-of-14 from the field for 11 points with eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 42 minutes.

Dirk vs. Duncan: 'Showcase' for two all-time greats

DALLAS -- Forget about the seedings for a second. Savor what we are about to witness. The Dallas Mavericks meeting the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs means we get the treat of watching living legends Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan compete against each other. Sure, we’ve seen it before. In fact, it’s happened five times, with mixed results and many magnificent performances by two Lone Star State, one-team superstars. But there’s no guarantee we’ll see it again, no matter how good the all-time greats look in their golden years.

Dirk vs. Duncan by the numbers

DALLAS -- There’s only one debatable question that prevents Dirk Nowitzki from firmly declaring who deserves to be considered the best power forward in NBA history: Should Tim Duncan be classified as a power forward or a center? There is no question that Nowitzki's name appears near the top of any list of all-time great power forwards. As the two future Hall of Famers prepare to face each other in a playoff series for the sixth time, let’s take a look at how they stack up against each other statistically.
Pounding The Rock Apr 18, 2014

Meetup for Pounders after the first game of the playoffs

Come out to Game 1 on Sunday at noon against the Mavericks and stay after for a meetup in the HEB Fanzone. Our leader himself, J.R. Wilco will be there and you can chat it up with him and other Pounders. Must Reads Exclusive playoff ticket deal for PtR only Chris Itz Here's a deal that we have secured for all of PtR's readers. $25 and $36 tickets available for games 1 and 2. Must Reads Exclusive playoff ticket deal for PtR only The Mavericks and the Spurs will battle in the playoffs for the sixth time in the Duncan and Nowitzki eras. The rivalry isn't what it used to...

Previewing all eight NBA playoff series

  Express-News NBA guru Mike Monroe breaks down the eight playoff series before they get started this weekend. WESTERN CONFERENCE (1) Spurs-(8) Mavericks series at a glance Season series: Spurs won 4-0 Key matchup: Kawhi Leonard vs. Monta Ellis — When you understand how the Spurs will scheme defense to limit Nowitzki you recognize how […]

Dirk Nowitzki: “We’re one of the 16 teams that have a shot. How big our shot is, we’ll see. But we have a shot.”

The Mavericks returned to practice Friday began preparations for Sunday’s playoff-opening game at San Antonio _ as a noticeably loose bunch, at least during the time media members were allowed on the AAC practice court. During his 16 NBA seasons, …

Dirk goes down Mavs-Spurs Memory Lane

DALLAS – They meet again. This will make a half-dozen times Dirk Nowitzki has seen the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs. He’s felt some agony and some ecstasy in the previous five series against the Mavericks’ Interstate 35 rival, a four-time title-winning franchise that served as a roadblock on Dallas’ route of the West for years. They are unforgettable highs and lows from those series from the Spurs, memories that are engrained in the minds of Mavs fans, as well as the face of the franchise.

Dinner with Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash

Former teammates Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash reminisce about the time they had together on the Dallas Mavericks, speculate about what would have happened had they stayed teammates, and talk about the times they’ve played against each other. More from Grantland.
Ranking the Nowitzki-led Mavericks’ first 12 playoff trips

Ranking the Nowitzki-led Mavericks’ first 12 playoff trips

The Mavericks have had their ups and downs in the playoffs.
Miami Herald Apr 17, 2014
Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Nowitzki and his bruised knee are fine

MEMPHIS -- That extra day off until the start of their first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs couldn't come at a better time for Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. The 12-time All-Star bruised his right knee in the...

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