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April 10, 2019 11:44 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: 20 points, 10 boards in final game
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Nowitzki recorded 20 points (8-21 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 105-94 loss to the Spurs.

Nowitzki supplied his only double-double of the season in this his final NBA game. While he posted career lows in most statistical categories here in 2018-19, Nowitzki did deliver two throwback performances to finish off his Hall-of-Fame career.

April 10, 2019 02:00 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Scores 30, announces retirement
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Nowitzki turned in 30 points (11-31 FG, 5-14 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, and one block in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 120-109 win over the Suns.

Confirming what was widely expected, Nowitzki announced at the conclusion of the contest that he would retire from the NBA after the season. He went out in style in the final home game of his Hall-of-Fame career, establishing new season highs in points, shot attempts and minutes. The Mavericks have one game left on the schedule Wednesday in San Antonio, and it's expected that Nowitzki will play and start again. Don't expect him to play quite as many minutes in the second leg of a back-to-back set, however.

April 8, 2019 06:48 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Not listed on injury report
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Nowitzki (rest) is no longer listed on the injury report for Tuesday's game against Phoenix.

Nowitzki was held out of Sunday's matchup against Memphis, although he didn't sustain any type of injury. He figures to draw the start in what figures to be the last game in Dallas in his career.

April 7, 2019 07:36 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Out for second half
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Nowitzki won't return to Sunday's game against Memphis for rest purposes, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.

Dorian Finney-Smith started the second half in place of Nowitzki, and the broadcast revealed shortly after that he won't play at all in the second half. The Mavs appear to be resting Nowitzki for likely the final home game of his spectacular career.

April 6, 2019 06:40 AM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Scores 12 in loss
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Nowitzki totaled 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt), seven rebounds and an assist over 25 minutes in the Mavericks' loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.

Nowitzki drew another start on Friday, his 12th over the last 13 games. The Mavericks are giving a nice sendoff to the franchise's all-time leader in multiple statistical categories as the big man continues to play 20 or more minutes a night. Nowitzki has been highly ineffective in his limited role this season, but the Mavericks are incentivized to lose as much as possible with a top-five protected lottery pick on the line in the upcoming NBA draft.

April 1, 2019 04:12 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: New season high in boards
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Nowitzki tallied seven points (2-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes Sunday in the Mavericks' 106-103 win over the Thunder.

Nowitzki's poor shooting performance sullied his overall numbers, but he at least made up for it to some degree with the season-high rebound total. At a time in the NBA calendar when many teams are shutting down veterans or limiting their playing time, Nowitzki has cleared 25 minutes in three of his past four outings. There's reason to think he may continue to handle meaningful minutes the rest of the way as a final salvo for what will likely be his last NBA season.

March 28, 2019 07:32 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Returns to warmups
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Nowitzki (ankle) came back onto the court to finish out pregame warmups ahead of Thursday's contest against the Heat, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.

Nowitzki's trip to the locker room was a short one, and he was spotted in layup lines just before tipoff. He appears to be good to go for Thursday's clash.

March 28, 2019 07:28 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Rolls ankle in pregame
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Nowitzki appeared to tweak his ankle during pregame warmups and went back to the locker room for further evaluation, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports. His status for Thursday's game against Miami is unknown at this time.

Nowitzki has started seven of the last eight games for the Mavericks, but Maxi Kleber could be slated to crack the starting lineup following this latest development. Another update on Nowitzki's status should come shortly before tipoff.

March 24, 2019 12:28 AM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Takes advantage of start
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Nowitzki poured in 21 points (8-14 FG, 5-8 3Pt) and added five rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 26 minutes in the Mavericks' 126-91 win over the Warriors on Saturday.

Nowitzki returned to the starting five and enjoyed a stellar night against the short-handed Warriors, especially from distance. The 20-year veteran's scoring total was his highest of the campaign, and it served as his third double-digit point tally of March. Despite the strong performance, Nowitzki's minutes were stuck in the teens in five of the prior six games, so expectations should be tempered.

March 23, 2019 08:04 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Starting vs. Warriors
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Nowitzki will start Saturday's matchup against Golden State, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

After one game on the bench, Nowitzki will return to the starting five. In 10 games as a starter this season, he's averaging 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.7 minutes.

March 17, 2019 12:12 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Stuffs stat sheet in start
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Nowitzki registered 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks across 29 minutes in the Mavericks' 121-116 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday.

The veteran turned back the clock with an efficient and diversified stat line Saturday, posting only his second double-digit scoring effort of March in the process. Nowitzki logged his highest allotment of minutes on the season as well, parlaying them into his first joint multi-steal/multi-block effort of the campaign. Saturday's surge aside, it's should be noted that Nowitzki's minutes had only exceeded the teens once in the seven games prior, so his level of production versus the Cavaliers could prove difficult to replicate consistently the rest of the way.

March 12, 2019 08:16 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Starting Tuesday
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Nowitzki will get the start at power forward Tuesday's game against the Spurs, Mark Followill of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

Nowitzki will replace Tim Hardaway in the starting lineup. He has averaged 9.8 points, and 4.6 rebounds across 23.1 minutes in five starts this season. He figures to be in line for a similar workload Tuesday.

March 6, 2019 07:00 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Heads to bench Wednesday
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Nowitzki will come off the bench in Wednesday's match against the Wizards, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Nowitzki will be demoted after starting the previous five games. The veteran forward's averaging 5.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 threes in 13.1 minutes per game so far this year.

February 26, 2019 03:04 AM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Solid line despite struggles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nowitzki finished with 12 points (3-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block across 26 minutes in the Mavericks' 121-112 loss to the Clippers on Monday.

Nowitzki drew another start at power forward and hit double digits in the scoring column for the second time in as many games. The 40-year-old did see his a significant shooting downturn, however, which prevented his night from being even more productive. Given that he's averaged 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds over 25.5 minutes in his recent pair of turns with the first unit, it's possible coach Rick Carlisle affords Nowitzki a third consecutive starting assignment versus the Pacers on Wednesday.

February 24, 2019 12:16 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Excels in starting role
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Nowitzki posted 15 points (6-14 FG, 3-9 3Pt, two rebounds, an assist and a steal across 25 minutes in Saturday's 125-109 loss to the Jazz.

Nowitzki continues to trick Father Time, as he logged his highest minutes total of the season in Saturday's contest. This will most likely be Nowitzki's final season, but he's going to be called upon to fill some pretty significant gaps for the team moving forward. While the trade for Kristaps Porzingis will improve Dallas' roster long-term, he won't see any playing time this season, and the hole left by DeAndre Jordan will require increased playing time from Nowitzki and role player Dwight Powell.

February 23, 2019 10:08 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Enters starting five
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Nowitzki is listed in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Jazz, Andy Larsen of reports.

Nowitzki will grab his first start of the season Saturday as Maxi Kleber is sidelined with an illness. The veteran is averaging 4.7 points and 1.9 rebounds over 11.3 minutes in 27 games so far this season.

February 17, 2019 11:20 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Hits three long-balls in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nowitzki finished with nine points (3-3 FG, 3-3 3Pt) in four minutes in Team Giannis' loss to Team LeBron in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.

Nowitzki played only four minutes but managed to drain three shots from beyond the arc in the loss. Although he's not fantasy-relevant in his final season, Nowtizki will end his career as a one-time champion and one of the NBA's top-ten leading scorers of all time. The 21-year vet will be a future Hall of Famer.

February 14, 2019 01:48 AM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Scores 12 points in 17 minutes
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Nowitzki supplied 12 points (5-14 FG, 2-10 3Pt), two rebounds, and one steal in 17 minutes during Wednesday's 112-101 loss to the Heat.

Nowitzki wasn't shy about firing away, especially from beyond the arc. The 40-year-old veteran attempted a season-high 10 threes in advance of All-Star weekend, where he'll compete in both the three-point competition and the All-Star game itself. He has only reached double figures in scoring twice through 26 appearances this season, but it's possible he'll perform better over the last 25 games of 2018-19 given that he likely had some initial rust to shake off upon his mid-December return.

January 31, 2019 09:24 AM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Drops season-high 14 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nowitzki produced 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in 12 minutes during Wednesday's 114-90 win over the Knicks.

Nowitzki scored a season-high 14 points off the bench Wednesday night on what was his most efficient outing of the season as well. Rebounds and assists are more of an afterthought for Nowitzki, who has no motivation to get roughed up in the paint when he can spot up and shoot.

January 13, 2019 11:32 PM
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Plays seven minutes in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nowitzki had three points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds, and one assist in seven minutes during Sunday's 119-114 loss to the Warriors.

Nowitzki has seen single-digit minutes in six of his 13 appearances. The 40-year-old veteran has even been held scoreless twice, including during Friday's win over the Timberwolves.


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Dallas Mavericks

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