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Set of the week: "End of Half Fist Down"

The set of the week is a weekly series that diagrams and explains one of the best Denver Nuggets offensive plays, sets, or actions. This week's set is called "End of Half Fist Down". This week's set of the week we are going to take a look at an end of half set that the Denver Nuggets ran for Gary Harris. This is a common set that several teams have run throughout the season, both in the NBA and NCAA. The Golden State Warriors run this set all the time for Steph or Klay to get a score late in quarters and games, as well as the Dallas Mavericks for Dirk Nowitzki. Here we take...
Hot Hot Hoops Feb 4, 2016

Five Stars: Heat 93, Mavericks 90

Dirk notches the Top Star, but three Heat players make an appearance in the top five. First Star Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) 20.1 (68.00) 18-year veteran Nowitzki earned top honors with a 28 point night. He shot 10-for-21 from the field and made both of his three-pointers, sinking six-of-seven shots from the line. He added four rebounds, three blocks, and a single assist, finishing with a game-high plus-10 rating. I should have taken a timeout and set something up. - Dallas coach Rick Carlisle on his poor clock management late in the game. Second Star Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 15.3...
Hot Hot Hoops Feb 4, 2016

Balanced effort propels Heat past Mavericks 93-90

The Heat withstood a series of rallies behind a variety of plays to escape Dallas with a close victory. A night after giving up 115 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets, the MIami Heat bounced back with a gritty win over the Dallas Mavericks and swept the season series. With the return of Hassan Whiteside, the Heat had their primary starters back in the rotation for the first time since Jan. 6 against the Utah Jazz. Dirk Nowitzki wouldn't let the Heat escape easily as the 7-footer dominated the second half but Miami found ways to ensure the win down the stretch. Chandler Parsons loudly...
Silver Screen and Roll Jan 27, 2016

The Credits: "Southpaw" - Lakers Links

The Lakers' youth took a collective step in the right direction last night, but the Kobe-less Lakers lost a close one to Dirk Nowitzki's Mavericks 92-90. In other news, the Lakers' next-door neighbor is in the limelight for all the wrong reasons... Lakers News Nowitzki's late jumper propels Mavericks past Lakers, 92-90 - Los Angeles Lakers Blog Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers - Jan 26, 2016 - CBSSports.com Running Diary: Lakers vs. Mavericks (1/26/16) | Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Fall on Dirk's Game-Winner | Los Angeles Lakers Dirk Nowitzki’s game-winning jumper propels Mavericks...
Silver Screen and Roll Jan 27, 2016

Kobe Bryant enjoyed Dirk Nowitzki's game-winning basket

Clutch recognize clutch. Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki are two of the greatest scorers in NBA history, ranking third and sixth on the league's all-time scoring list, respectively. Some fans were looking forward to the final opportunity to watch the two old men face off before Kobe retires at the end of the 2015-16 NBA season, but a shoulder injury forced Bryant to miss the game on Tuesday night (as well as forcing Larry Nance, Jr. to sit on the floor). The young Lakers gave Dirk's playoff bound Mavericks everything they could handle before ultimately falling after a hard fought fourth...
Los Angeles Times Jan 27, 2016

Lakers come close, but Dirk Nowitzki pulls out the win for the Mavericks

The Lakers lost their seventh consecutive game Tuesday night, falling at Staples Center to the Dallas Mavericks, 92-90. Dirk Nowitzki hit a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds left, then took a moment to point to Kobe Bryant, who stood by the Lakers' bench in street clothes. Bryant was expected to...
Silver Screen and Roll Jan 27, 2016

Lakers vs. Mavericks Final Score: Dirk Nowitzki throw daggers in 92-90 loss

The Lakers looked far more engaged than usual but Dirk put the finishing touches on them late. The Los Angeles Lakers put up a fight down to the final possession, but Dirk Nowtizki's two clutch fourth-quarter baskets put the nails in the coffin of a 92-90 loss. Nowitzki drained a baseline jumper over the top of Randle to give the Dallas Mavericks the lead and final basket of the night. J.J. Barea was absolutely dominant, as he tends to be when he lines up against the Lakers. He scored a team-high 18 points, making eight of his 17 attempts. Barea danced to the rim through most of the first...
Orange County Register Jan 27, 2016
Kobe Bryant-Dirk Nowitzki battle called off due to Lakers star's shoulder pain

Kobe Bryant-Dirk Nowitzki battle called off due to Lakers star's shoulder pain

LOS ANGELES – The schedule promised one more matchup between Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki. When Bryant woke up Tuesday and ran through his daily medical inventory, however, he knew the final showdown was off once he got to his right shoulder. “I...

Kobe will miss talking trash with Nowitzki

Kobe will miss talking trash with Nowitzki
Silver Screen and Roll Jan 26, 2016

Lakers vs. Mavericks Postgame Podcast: LIVE after the game!

We won't see a duel between two legends, but the Lakers are busy trying to dig out of an ugly stretch of losses. The Los Angeles Lakers try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season with Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks in town. Kobe Bryant will miss what would have been his final game against another legend of the game in Dirk, making Larry Nance, Jr.'s return helpful for the team's depth. Will this be the night the purple and gold stop turning black and blue from the punches they're taking on a nightly basis? The show will go live after the game ends and can be...
Silver Screen and Roll Jan 26, 2016

Game Preview: Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki duel one last time in Los Angeles

Two legends face off one last time in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers are in one of their worst ruts of the season, just one loss away from matching their worst losing streak of the '15-16 campaign, and host the banged up Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night. Devin Harris, Zaza Pachulia and Jeremy Evans are all considered questionable with minor injuries, while Larry Nance, Jr. is expected to return to the Lakers' starting lineup. Kobe Bryant pointed his criticism at defensive lapses from D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle in what's now been called a "passionate" speech to light a fire under...

No Dirk tonight: Mavs missing the big `D' in Dallas

The Mavericks will play without star Dirk Nowitzki and guard Raymond Felton tonight against the Timberwolves.

Nowitzki has swelling in knee, out at least 1 game

Nowitzki has swelling in knee, out at least 1 game
CelticsBlog Jan 20, 2016

Is small ball hurting the Celtics' defense?

A seven-foot Dirk Nowitzki in the post against the 5'9 Isaiah Thomas. Who ya got? In Boston's last two games, the Wizards and Mavericks have put up 117 and 118 (in OT) points respectively against the Celtics' vaunted defense and that's caused some to question Brad Stevens' decision to play small ball.  As CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely points out, the Celtics have not been as good on the defensive end despite a small ball lineup that includes its best defenders in Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart, and Jae Crowder: But if you look at their last four games, Boston's defensive rating (101.5) slips...
CelticsBlog Jan 19, 2016

Boston Celtics Daily Links 1/19/16

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Wizards coach Randy Wittman disputes severity of comments to Jae Crowder Celtics rally but fade in DallasDirk Nowitzki, Deron Williams lead Mavericks past Celtics 118-113 in OT Cavaliers staggered by blowout loss to champion WarriorsGlobe  Kelly Olynyk is no Dirk Nowitzki, but he’s starting to shoot like him -Nowitzki, Williams lead Mavericks past Celtics 118-113 in OTCrowder, Wizards coach have different views of altercation Brad Stevens endorses Isaiah Thomas’s all-star bid -Celtics’ big comeback goes for...

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