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Nov 22, 2014
Dirk Nowitzki hit just 4-of-18 shots and was 0-for-8 from downtown for 11 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

Dirk Nowitzki off to a slow start – for him – on free throws

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany celebrates sinking a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Mavs Moneyball Nov 23, 2014

Roundtable: Appreciating Dirk, the no. 9 all-time NBA scorer

The Big German is now the no. 9 scorer in NBA history, and there's plenty of more games left to get even higher. How far will he climb? It was all planned out: The Dallas Mavericks were going to beat the Houston Rockets, continue their winning streak and Dirk Nowitzki was going to ride on a white horse back to Dallas as the noble hero that he is. Well, yeah. About that ... But this is meant to be a happy time, nonetheless. Dirk moved up to ninth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list against the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 12. He is having the most efficient season of his career, especially...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 22, 2014

Mavericks at Rockets final score: Houston outlasts Dallas 95-92

The Mavericks had a great second-half comeback, but the Houston Rockets ultimately prevailed, beating Dallas 95-92 and ending the Mavericks winning streak. This was not the game many of us expected to see. Despite facing a depleted Houston team, it took three rough quarters for the Mavericks offense to really get going, but even a strong comeback in the fourth quarter wasn't quite enough after three quarters of poor shooting (just 40 percent overall and 17 percent from three, with Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons combining for 0-13 from deep) and porous defense. The Rockets took this one...

Dirk: Rockets 'catching a break' with Mavs on back-to-backs

HOUSTON -- As a 17-year veteran, Dirk Nowitzki dreads back-to-backs under any circumstances. To have been on the butt end of a back-to-back for all four meetings against a fierce rival? That strikes Nowitzki as strange, to say the least. That’s the case for the Dallas Mavericks against the Houston Rockets this season. Without prompting, Nowitzki made a point to note it after Mavs’ 95-92 loss Saturday night. “They’re catching a break this year,” Nowitzki said, replying to a question about whether the Mavs failed to take advantage of a break with Rockets center Dwight Howard...
Rotoworld Nov 22, 2014

Dirk Nowitzki awful in loss to Rockets - Dirk Nowitzki (F) Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki hit just 4-of-18 shots and was 0-for-8 from downtown for 11 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki: Two directions

DALLAS -- On one side: a title contender whose star who took less money. On the other: a rebuilding crew, starring the NBA's highest-paid player. For the traits that Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki share as 36-year-olds among the league's top-10 all-time leading scorers, that stark difference stood out most Friday during the Dallas Mavericks’ 140-106 demolition of the Los Angeles Lakers. Of course, it’s not so simple to say that the 3-10 Los Angeles Lakers are struggling just because Bryant accepted a two-year, $48.

Kobe Bryant commends NBA owners for making players feel pressured to take less money

Two of the four players in NBA history who have scored at least 27,000 points with one franchise will be on the court tonight at American Airlines Center. The Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki makes a shade under $8 million this …
Mavs Moneyball Nov 20, 2014

The Aftermath of Mavericks 105, Wizards 102: Too much Jose Juan

FIVE IN A ROW, WHAT UP. The aftermath The Mavericks didn't play great, I don't think. They played good, in large part to an unsustainable but fantastic performance by J.J. Barea, but Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons shot 33 percent on 24 shot attempts while Jameer Nelson ... well, let me get to Jameer in a second. Point is, the Mavericks didn't play their best basketball and still notched their best win of the season. The Wizards aren't world beaters and I wouldn't place them higher than fourth-best in the Eastern Conference, but after loses to the prior three playoff teams from last...

3 Points: Can Mavs keep up offensive pace?

ESPNDallas.com columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor and MavsOutsider.com editor-in-chief Bryan Gutierrez will join me each week to run a three-man weave on a few questions on the minds of Mavs fans. 1. Can the Mavs keep up this historically efficient pace on offense? Gutierrez: Absolutely. Dallas has a main core of players that works harmoniously with Dirk Nowitzki, which is crucial. They believe in the “pace and space” approach. On top of that, this group possesses a high level of basketball IQ.
Mavs Moneyball Nov 19, 2014

Mavericks outlast Wizards 105-102 after wild fourth quarter

Dallas ends a short east coast road trip with a 2-0 record, putting away the Wizards 105-102. After three ugly quarters of basketball, Washington and Dallas put on a show in the final period, with the Mavericks coming out on top 105-102. Monta Ellis led all scorers with 34 points. Bradley Beal led the Wizards off the bench with 21 points. After three straight games reigning fire on opponents early, the Mavericks cooled considerably in the first quarter against the Wizards. Washington jumped out to an early lead by isolating Dirk Nowitzki while the Mavericks missed a ridiculous number of...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 19, 2014

Read some awesome stuff from 2005 when Dirk was breaking the 10k points barrier

We saw Dirk Nowitzki pass the 27,000 point barrier this week, but in 2005, nobody realized just how good he could be. Back in 2008, when I decided the Mavericks were cool and basketball was neat, I joined the message boards at dallas-mavs.com. It's a good place, and it taught me a lot about basketball. I still try to visit occasionally, and today, I stumbled across an absolute gem. One of the best features of a message board is that any thread, no matter when it was created, can be revived to the top of the conversation. Today, likely in honor of Dirk passing 27,000 points in his career,...
CSN Washington Nov 18, 2014

Pregame fix: Nowitzki key to multidimensional Mavs

To slow down the Mavs, the Wizards will have to rely on defense to extend their home win streak to five (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET).
Mavs Moneyball Nov 17, 2014

Watch Dirk Nowitzki pass the 27,000 point milestone with an elbow jumper

He's unbelievable, yo. Dirk Nowitzki, who has the ninth-most points in NBA history, passed yet another milestone on Monday. With an easy splash of an elbow jumper, he hit 27,000 points in his career. He is one of four players to score 27,000 points with a single team. Dirk in some good company, huh? RT @BallinWithBryan: pic.twitter.com/HPMRFJwba5 — Mavs Moneyball (@mavsmoneyball) November 18, 2014 The moral of this story? Dirk is basketball. Or maybe, basketball is Dirk. PREVIOUSLY ON DIRK NOWITZKI, MILESTONE WATCH: Here's the shot that made Dirk Nowitzki the ninth-best scorer...
Mavs Moneyball Nov 17, 2014

Dirk eclipses 27,000 points, Mavs beat Hornets 107-80

Dirk Nowitzki became the ninth player ever to score 27,000 points in a career as the Mavericks cruised to victory. The Mavericks cruised out to an early lead and never looked back in this one, defeating the Charlotte Hornets 107-80. Monta was on, Chandler and Chandler were on, and Jameer Nelson finally showed up. Yes, Nelson had a very solid game. However, the biggest moment of the night came with 6:07 left in the third quarter, when Dirk drilled a shot from the elbow to reach 27,000 points. He's the ninth player of all time to reach the mark, and only the fourth to do it with one...

Mavs' new starters shine in Charlotte

The Dallas Mavericks won 49 games and gave the San Antonio Spurs a seven-game scare in the first round last season with Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis as co-stars. The Mavs have much bigger things in mind this season after revamping the rest of their starting lineup over the summer, trading for Tyson Chandler and signing Chandler Parsons and Jameer Nelson. Nowitzki and Ellis were the least impressive of the Mavs' starters during Monday's 107-80 blowout win over the Charlotte Hornets.

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