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The NBA announced Saturday that Heat guard, Mario Chalmers, has been suspended one game for his Flagrant 2 foul on Dirk Nowitzki during Friday’s Miami-Dallas game. Chalmers was ejected during the fourth quarter after he was fighting through a screen and appeared to hit Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki with an inadvertent forearm/elbow to the face. beyondthebuzzer.com

Brian Windhorst: The suspension will cost Mario Chalmers $36,000. He was also fined $15,000 last week for a flagrant on a hit to Blake Griffin Twitter @WindhorstESPN

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Nowitzki, in his 16th season, now has 25,197 career points. With West’s 25,192 points behind him, Miller’s 25,279 points is reachable likely within the next three to five games. Soon, only 14 players will have scored more points than the big German, and only a handful are safe from Nowitzki’s final charge over the next few seasons. “It’s another great milestone, but for now, got to keep working and that’s really about it,” said a rather subdued Nowitzki, whose re-tooled Mavs improved to 5-3. “Like I always say, all these milestones are great once my career is over.” NBA.com

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Only four players leaguewide have full no-trade clauses written into their contracts. It’s a privilege, remember, that NBA players can earn only after spending eight seasons in the league -- four with the same team -- and only when the clause is specifically negotiated into a new deal. It’s the same quartet as last season: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki. Yes, KG’s no-trade clause went with him to Brooklyn because his contract specifics didn’t change. Only his address did. ESPN.com

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After a physical loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki gave the Thunder's rookie center Steven Adams a new nickname: "the white Kendrick Perkins." Nowitzki's comment was in regard to Adams' willingness to mix it up down low, a trait that has earned Thunder center Kendrick Perkins a notorious reputation around the league. Adams was involved in an incident in the third quarter in which he and Mavericks guard Vince Carter exchanged elbows, with Carter being ejected from the game for his blow. Dallas Morning News

“Sorry, I'm making Dirk seem a little bit old,” Durant joked. “But that's when I started really focusing on Dirk and when he became one of my favorite players ever to play this game.” But it wasn't just an admiration Durant developed for the Mavericks star. It was a partial blueprint for his eventual game, with both sharing rare height and shooting ability. The most obvious thing KD took: Dirk's patented one-legged fadeaway. It's a move Nowitzki has long perfected, while Durant's remains a constant work in progress. “It was rougher than I thought it was going to be (early on),” Durant said. “Took me some time to figure it out, but I think I'm doing all right with it.” Oklahoman

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Cuban steadfastly believes Howard’s future would have been better if he would have joined the Mavs and 35-year-old Dirk Nowitzki instead of signing with the Rockets and James Harden, who turned 24 in August. “Obviously he made a mistake in judgment,” Cuban said. “Do I blame him? No. “That’s what young kids do. They make mistakes in judgment. Seriously.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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