Dirk Nowitzki said he's got to handle the ball and double-teams better.
Dirk just threw the microphone down, thinking it wasn't working. It was!
Rockets up 1-0 after 118-108 win. James Harden with a 24 pt, 11 asst performance. Dirk had 24 for the Mavs, Tyson 11 pts & 18 rebs
Chandler Parsons went 5-15 in 36 minutes. Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points on 10-14 shooting.
Final: Rockets 118, Mavs 108. James Harden 24 points, 11 assists Dirk 24 points, 8 rebounds
Key takeaway is Dwight looked fantastic. Rondo was great for a quarter, still just kills their spacing. Had some success on PNRs w/ Dirk.
Dallas is going to have to junk up the game even more. Dirk is useless defending pick and roll and transition D so bad. I'd go zone more
Houston just ruthless going at Dirk in the PNR tonight.
Dirk Nowitzki yelling at his teammates. Corey Brewer scores on a layup. It's 108-95 with 3:20 left.
Dirk dropping his mouthguard on the floor and popping it back in after yelling at his teammates is an MVP move
Dirk has been playoff Dirk in many ways. He's 9 of 11. But he has six turnovers.
Dirk is 9 for 11 and has fewer attempts than 5 of his teammates. GIVE HIM THE BALL. It's not rocket science.
El interminable Dirk Nowitzki. Una efectividad notable del flamenco alemán.
Playoff Dirk is so much fun to watch.
This is sorta the series I expected: Rockets not having a great Dirk matchup when they're on D, but killing him in p&rs
Dirk is 8-of-10 from the floor. Find a way to get him more shots.
Nowitzki with 20 on 8-10 from the floor. Parsons is 3-11.
End 3Q: Rockets 84, Mavs 77. James Harden 19 points, 9 assists Dirk 20 points, 6 rebounds Jason Terry 16 points, 6-8 FG
Hubie Brown on Prigioni boxing out Dirk Nowitzki: "That was like a gnat trying to push Godzilla out of the painted area." Hubie's THE BEST!
Rockets are smartly involving Dirk's man directly in the pick and roll rather than letting him rest on the baseline.
Wait what. Dirk Noattentiontodetailski
Rick Carlisle gets T'd up. He's been heated since Dirk didn't get a call on a jumper after being bumped by Terrence Jones.
Howard with a bad fourth foul just four minutes into the half. No need to shove Dirk there.
Dwight Howard's fourth foul is a dumb one. Tossed Dirk to the floor. Might have been a little acting.
Dwight and Dirk were tangled up and the foul is going to be on Dwight. He has four and will head to the bench.
Howard gets his fourth as he MMAs Nowitzki to the ground. Questionable call, but he's got to sit for Capela.
Dirk hits a 3 as Terry gets a piece of him, then barks loudly and vividly in his former teammate's face.
Hype dirk is always funny
Dirk hits a three, gets fouled by Jet and we got a possible four-point play on our hands.
Dirk hits an and-1 3 over Jason Terry and appeared to tell his former teammate how much he missed him.
Dirk is disgustingly good.
Mavs regrouped in 2Q & took lead but it's Houston who surged back on top at half on TXA21...behind 12 from Harden up 59-55. Dirk has 12 also
just saw that dirk third foul replay on Harden. It's criminal that the league gives JH these calls. It's past ridiculous