Dirk, Monta and Parsons are 10-of-36 from the field.
Dirk was 3-of-7 on FGs in the 1st half. He's 1-of-7 on FGs in the 3rd quarter.
Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons are a combined 0-of-10 from 3-point range. Both have gotten good looks.
Mavs' Run DMC (Dirk, Monta, Chandler) had 20+ points each last night. Combined for only 19 in first half.
I feel like that reaching call on Dirk on that clean steal was racist or jingoistic or something...I dunno
Papanikolaou checks in at the 4 with Nowitzki out. He said he played against Dirk in a Greece-Germany friendly, but they never matched up.
Dirk will probably be able to hit that left elbow jumper when he's 70.
Dirk has not played a second in the fourth quarter in 4 of the last 5 games. He's averaging only 27 minutes/game, by far lowest since rookie
Dirk on playing JET: "He'll always be like family. We went through a lot. We won a championship together, and I'll always remember that."
Why did Dirk take a discount deal? "I wanted to be on a good team. I wanted to compete my last couple of years at the highest level."
Mavs been blowing teams out so regularly that Dirk is averaging a ridiculous 27 mpg and 19.4 ppg.
Mavs' Run DMC -- Dirk, Monta, Chandler -- has 20+ points apiece. The third quarter just ended.
End 3Q: DAL 110, LAL 83. Kobe: 6-22 FGs, 17 points. Dirk: 8-10 FGs, 23 points.
Mavs 110, Lakers 83. Still a quarter to go. I'd imagine Dirk (23 points, 8-10 FG) is done for the night, though.
Dirk Nowitzki and Carlos Boozer can’t guard each other.
Dirk would lead the league in scoring if Carlos Boozer guarded him every night.
End half: Mavs 68, Lakers 59. Dirk: 19 points 6-8 FG. Jameer Nelson: 10 points, 4-6 FG, 4 assists. Brandan Wright: 10 points, 4-4 FG.
A plethora of early 2nd Q fouls put the Mavs in the bonus already. 2 Dirk FT's put 'em up 49-38. Dirk has 18 already.
With 5.9 left in first, Lakers trailed by six after Dirk FTs. A turnover and bad rebounding gave Dallas five more points to end the quarter.
End 1Q: Mavs 38, Lakers 27. Dirk: 13 points, 5-5 FG. Kobe: 4 points, 0-7 FG, 4 rebounds, 5 assists.
Two big mistakes from LAL's bigs. Davis fouled Dirk 28 feet from rim (2 bonus FT's). Then Sacre threw an inbounds pass to DAL for an and-1.
FGs — Dirk: 5-5. Kobe: 0-7.
Kobe has 4 assists already, feeding Jordan Hill for another jumper. LAL ball movement has been good, but Dirk's 3 evens it at 17 early.
Dirk is really an amazing shooter - doesn't matter if someone has a hand in his face
Not sure if Jordan Hill or Dirk Nowitzki.
Wizards start how they did Weds vs. Mavs: Gortat in the post. Like Nowitzki, they’re going to go at Love.