McGrady, Garnett NBA players of month

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Orlando Magic guard Tracy McGrady and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett on Friday were

Dallas 111, Sacramento 97

DALLAS, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Raef LaFrentz and Nick Van Exel made successful debuts with their new team Saturday night and Steve Nash led a second-half comeback as the Dallas Mavericks defe

Dallas 98, Boston 92

DALLAS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 33 points and 23 rebounds and teamed with Steve Nash and Michael Finley to lead a fourth-quarter comeback Thursday night as the Dallas Maveric

Minnesota 117, Dallas 100

DALLAS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Chauncey Billups scored a team-record 24 of his career-high 36 points in the third quarter and Wally Szczerbiak scored 13 of his 31 in the fourth as the Minneso

Dallas 105, Phoenix 92

PHOENIX, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Hours after Coach Scott Skiles resigned, admitting that his players were uninspired, the Phoenix Suns responded Sunday night with

LA Clippers 119; Dallas 110

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Eric Piatkowski scored 15 of his career-high 36 points in the second quarter Saturday night as the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 119-110 victory over the Dal

Portland 114; Dallas 103

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rasheed Wallace scored 24 points and Bonzi Wells added 22 Wednesday night as six Portland Trail Blazers reached double figures in a 114-103 win over the Dallas

Dallas 112; Seattle 106

SEATTLE, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Steve Nash scored 28 points and had eight

NBA All-Star game rosters

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Rosters for Sunday's NBA All-Star game:

NBA All-Star Saturday has global flavor

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Do you remember playing "Around the

Dallas 112, New Jersey 100

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Less than 24 hours after outlasting Indiana in double overtime, the Dallas Mavericks scored the game's last 11 points Wednesday night to down the New Jersey Net

Dallas 141, Indiana 140 (2OT)

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Indiana Pacers attempted 101 shots, made 14 3-pointers, had seven players score in double figures and set a Conseco Fieldhouse scoring record Tuesday night

LA Lakers 101, Dallas 94

DALLAS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Shaquille O'Neal collected 31 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in a dominant effort Sunday and Kobe Bryant scored 24 points to carry the Los Angeles Lakers p

Webber, Iverson players of the month

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson and Sacramento Kings forward Chris Webber, both of whom started the season on the injured list, were named Friday as NBA
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Dirk Nowitzki
Denver Nuggets forward Linas Kleiza (lower left) dunks against Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (R) with Nuggets Chris Andersen watching in the first half of game two of their Western Conference second round playoff series at the Pepsi Center in Denver on May 3, 2009. Denver beats Dallas 117-105 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Dirk Werner Nowitzki (German pronunciation: ) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and DJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was drafted ninth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1998 NBA Draft, and was immediately traded to the Mavericks, where he has played ever since. Standing at 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m), Nowitzki plays the power forward position but also has the mobility, size, and shooting ability to play the other frontcourt positions, center and small forward.

Nowitzki has led the Mavericks to eleven consecutive NBA Playoffs (2000–01 to 2010–11), including NBA Finals appearances in 2006 and the franchise's first championship in 2011. He is a ten-time NBA All-Star and eleven-time member of the All-NBA Teams, and is the first European-born player in NBA history to receive the NBA Most Valuable Player award. He is the first Maverick ever to be voted into an All-NBA Team and also holds several all-time Mavericks franchise records.

Nowitzki and only three players in NBA history have averaged more than 25 points and 10 rebounds in the playoffs. Only Nowitzki and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have managed four consecutive 30 point 15 rebound games in the playoffs. Additionally, Nowitzki is the only player in NBA history to get over 100 blocks and 150 three pointers in a single season.

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