HoopsHype Dirk Nowitzki Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: April 26, 2015 | 01:33 PM

Jonathan Feigen

Harden misses on a drive, Howard on the put back and Nowitzki pulls Dallas within 1 with 1:13 left.

Tim MacMahon

29 points, 7 rebounds for Dirk Heck of a night for a 36-year-old legend when Mavs desperately needed greatness from him.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk just missed a wide-open three from the top of the key, and then fouls Josh Smith on his floater. FT coming and the Rockets lead 124-116

Tony Jones

sigh. peak Dirk makes that in his sleep. I miss peak Dirk

Ryan Ward

Wouldn’t be surprised if this is the last playoff run for Dirk Nowitzki. Don’t think he’s got anything left. Under contract for 2 more yrs.

Tim Cato

The Mavericks are back to running the Dirk-Monta pick-and-roll with a frequency not seen since the Rondo trade.

Tim Cato

Dirk briefly mimes Dwight's flying elbows after that ball goes out of bounds.

Jeff Wade

So much Aminu though. Also Dirk with 8 in the 3rd...Monta finna go HAM Down the stretch

Calvin Watkins

Ellis has 24 and Dirk with 18. Chandler Parsons talks to the scorers table crew during the break between quarters.

Dwain Price

#Rockets lead after the 3rd period 101-99. Monta leads with 24 pts, Dirk has 18, Aminu 12, Barea 11, Devin 10.

Peter Vecsey

Think Cuban will ever apologize 2 Nowitzki, Dallas fans & Carlisle 4 not giving team legit chance 2 repeat & wasting Dirk's last elite yrs?

David Hardisty

Trevor Ariza realizes Dirk is guarding him. vine.co/v/eWWwmtH9Ka7

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk started the night 1 of 5. He's now 6 of 11 for 14 pts. #DALvsHOU

Mark Followill

Mavs shoot 57% in 1H, Monta Ellis with 20 pts. Dirk w/ 10. JJ Barea 6 pts, 7 dimes. Mavs 72-65 at half vs Rockets on @TXA21. Harden has 18

Calvin Watkins

Mavs shooting 57.4 percent from the floor. Ellis with 20, Nowitzki with 10. Mavs with 23 fast break points compared to 4 for Houston.

Candace Buckner

The Big D does not stand for "defense" apparently RT @Dwain Price: #Mavs lead 72-65 at the half. Monta has 20 pts, Dirk 10.

Dwain Price

#Mavs lead 72-65 at the half. Monta has 20 pts, Dirk 10.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk joins the three party and swishes a trey. @Dallas Mavericks lead 65-54. Again, the largest lead of the series for the Mavs. #DALvsHOU

Mike Prada

Surprised it took so long to put Dirk on Ariza.

Jonathan Feigen

Dirk was 1 of 5 before he hit a 3 to beat the shot clock, followed with a pull-up jumper. Tie game. Jones in to go at Dirk on other end.

Tas Melas

Dirk on Ariza is so great for matchup purposes. And if it baits Trevor to drive, it's a huge win for Dallas.

Jeff Wade

Dirk in some want the damn ball mode

Amin Elhassan

Looks like Venus Di Milo finally grew arms back....welcome back Dirk

Tim Cato

Looks like Dirk yelled something at the Rockets bench as they called timeout.

Amin Elhassan

"Dirk from his office!" Great call by Tirico!

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk swishes that trey from the wing, and then the a vintage jumper. @Dallas Mavericks trail 44-42. #DALvsHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk is now 1 of 5 from the field after missing that corner trey that would have taken the top off the building. #DALvsHOU

Tim Cato

Dirk can't make corner 3s anymore. It's a pandemic.

Tas Melas

Dirk guarded Ariza for a couple possessions while RJ guarded Terrence Jones. The adjustments to hide Nowitzki's defense have begun.

Jonathan Feigen

Carlisle keeps Jefferson on the flour with two early fouls. Aminu in for Dirk. After a time out, that might change.

Jonathan Feigen

All kinds of matchup changes for Game 3. Dirk on Ariza with Jefferson on Jones, Felton on Harden. Lots of double teams.

Tim MacMahon

Raymond Felton is starting at point guard for Mavs. Joined by Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson, Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler in lineup.

Chris Ballard

Congrats to @Ryan Anderson on both the Dirk Jr. shooting performance yesterday and being honored by @afspnational - afsp.org/news-events/in…

Dwain Price

Nowitzki didn’t know anything happened to Rondo’s back star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dal…

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk: "You worry about the guys you go to war with on the court. That's always how I've dealt with stuff. I'm going to do the same tonight."

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk Nowitzki: "It's been strange couple days for this franchise."

Tom Haberstroh

Remember when Ryan Anderson turned into Dirk, hit fadeaway jumpers & was screaming in Draymond's silenced face? Honestly did I dream that?

Calvin Watkins

Dirk Nowitzki keeps it real: “Well it’s been a strange couple of days for this franchise ..."

Michael Lee

Uhem RT @Dwain Price: "I don’t know if anything happened with his back. I didn't talk to him.'' -- Dirk Nowitzki on Rajon Rondo. #mavs

Jonathan Feigen

Asked about dealing with distractions, Rick Carlisle said, "What distractions?" Dirk: "It's been strange couple days for this franchise."

Dwain Price

Dirk: "We’ve actually done a decent job on (James) Harden, we've felt. But we are paying a lot of attention to him on pick-and-rolls.''

Dwain Price

"I don’t know if anything happened with his back. I didn't talk to him.'' -- Dirk on Rondo

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk: "I'm focusing on who's here, and we've got an important game tonight in front of our home crowd. That's how I look at it."

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk on the Rondo situation: "I don't know if anything happened with his back. I didn't talk to him. I wasn't there if Cuban talked to him."

Dwain Price

"I've been in this league for 17 years, I’ve even dealt with some personal issues in the playoffs, which was ugly. " -- Dirk Nowitzki

Dwain Price

(CONT) Dirk: "game plan, you make a few adjustments and go from there and let it all rip. We're in front of our home crowd."

Dwain Price

(CONT) Dirk: "foucs on yourself and what you have to do to get reayd to play. You focus on the guys that are here, you focus on the (CONT)