HoopsHype Dirk Nowitzki Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: April 19, 2015 | 07:53 AM

Raul Barrigon

Awesome drop mic epic fail by Dirk Nowitzki. vine.co/v/ezQaXUX5ExO

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: Despite Dirk Nowitzki's strong performance, @Dallas Mavericks fall to Game 1 loss in Houston mavs.com/first-round-ga… #DALatHOU

Tim Cato

moments later, Dirk hit a one-legged fade over the mic vine.co/v/ezQaXUX5ExO

Calvin Watkins

Dirk Nowitzki said he's got to handle the ball and double-teams better.

Tim Cato

Dirk just threw the microphone down, thinking it wasn't working. It was!

Mark Followill

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

Earl K. Sneed

INSTANT ANALYSIS: Despite Dirk Nowitzki's strong performance, @Dallas Mavericks fall to Game 1 loss in Houston mavs.com/first-round-ga… #DALatHOU

Abraham Romero

FINAL | Houston golpea primero (118-108) ante Dallas. Harden (24 y 11 asistencias) y Nowitzki (24), destacados es.global.nba.com/boxscore/#!/00…

Calvin Watkins

Chandler Parsons went 5-15 in 36 minutes. Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points on 10-14 shooting.

Tim MacMahon

Final: Rockets 118, Mavs 108. James Harden 24 points, 11 assists Dirk 24 points, 8 rebounds

Earl K. Sneed

FINAL: Rockets 118, @Dallas Mavericks 108. 24 pts & 8 rebs for Dirk. 11 pts & 18 rebs for Tyson. 24 pts & 11 assists for Harden. 1-0 Rockets.

Zach Lowe

Key takeaway is Dwight looked fantastic. Rondo was great for a quarter, still just kills their spacing. Had some success on PNRs w/ Dirk.

Mike Prada

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

Zach Lowe

Houston just ruthless going at Dirk in the PNR tonight.

Earl K. Sneed

2:15 left to play and the Rockets lead 110-97, despite Dirk's 22 pts and Tyson's 16 & 11. 20 pts for Harden and 19 pts for JET. #DALatHOU

Calvin Watkins

Dirk Nowitzki yelling at his teammates. Corey Brewer scores on a layup. It's 108-95 with 3:20 left.

Devin Kharpertian

Dirk dropping his mouthguard on the floor and popping it back in after yelling at his teammates is an MVP move

Jonathan Feigen

Dirk has been playoff Dirk in many ways. He's 9 of 11. But he has six turnovers.

Mark Followill

Rockets with 100-89 lead with 6 mins left in G1 on @TXA21. Dirk has 22 for Mavs. James Harden with 19 pts and 10 assists

John Ireland

Dirk is 9 for 11 and has fewer attempts than 5 of his teammates. GIVE HIM THE BALL. It's not rocket science.

Bruno Altieri

El interminable Dirk Nowitzki. Una efectividad notable del flamenco alemán.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk is now 9 of 11 from the field for 22 pts and 6 rebs. Feed him! #DALatHOU

Alex Kennedy

Playoff Dirk is so much fun to watch.

Mike Prada

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

Tim MacMahon

Dirk is 8-of-10 from the floor. Find a way to get him more shots.

Earl K. Sneed

Somebody, anybody, please look at Dirk when he has Corey Brewer on him. #DALatHOU

Calvin Watkins

Nowitzki with 20 on 8-10 from the floor. Parsons is 3-11.

Dwain Price

#Rockets lead after 3 quarters. Dirk has 20 pts, Monta 13, Rondo 11.

Tim MacMahon

End 3Q: Rockets 84, Mavs 77. James Harden 19 points, 9 assists Dirk 20 points, 6 rebounds Jason Terry 16 points, 6-8 FG

Michael Lee

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!

Earl K. Sneed

3:19 left in the 3rd, and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 80-70. Also, likely to be minus Devin Harris the rest of the night. 18 pts for Dirk.

Mike Prada

Rockets are smartly involving Dirk's man directly in the pick and roll rather than letting him rest on the baseline.

Adi Joseph

Wait what. Dirk Noattentiontodetailski

Tim MacMahon

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.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard with a bad fourth foul just four minutes into the half. No need to shove Dirk there.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk draws Dwight Howard's 4th foul with 8:08 left in the 3rd. He hooked him. #DALatHOU

Tim MacMahon

Dwight Howard's fourth foul is a dumb one. Tossed Dirk to the floor. Might have been a little acting.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight and Dirk were tangled up and the foul is going to be on Dwight. He has four and will head to the bench.

Calvin Watkins

Howard gets his fourth as he MMAs Nowitzki to the ground. Questionable call, but he's got to sit for Capela.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk with the three and foul over Jason Terry, and he let JET hear about that one afterward. #DALatHOU

Jonathan Feigen

Dirk hits a 3 as Terry gets a piece of him, then barks loudly and vividly in his former teammate's face.

Amin Elhassan

Hype dirk is always funny

Calvin Watkins

Dirk hits a three, gets fouled by Jet and we got a possible four-point play on our hands.

Tim MacMahon

Dirk hits an and-1 3 over Jason Terry and appeared to tell his former teammate how much he missed him.

Howard Chen

Dirk is disgustingly good.

Mark Followill

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

Earl K. Sneed

After starting the game 7 of 23 in the 1st, the @Dallas Mavericks finished the half shooting 46%. Strong second quarter and Dirk's 6 of 7 helped.

Tony Jones

just saw that dirk third foul replay on Harden. It's criminal that the league gives JH these calls. It's past ridiculous