Dallas 95, Houston 91

DALLAS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Steve Nash scored 15 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night as the Dallas Mavericks capped the best January in franchise history with a 95-91 vi

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LA Clippers 1117, Dallas 100

DALLAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Elton Brand collected 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers posted their most impressive road win of the season Tuesday night, a 117-100 victory

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Malone joins NBA all-stars

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz, Gary Payton of the Seattle SuperSonics and Alonzo Mourning of the Miami Heat were among 14 reserves named Tuesday for the National

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Iverson, Nowitzki NBA Players of Week

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki were named Monday as NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Dallas 133, LA Clippers 112

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points to lead five players with 19 or more as the Dallas Mavericks matched the league season high for points Sayturday night in a 133-1

Dallas 104, Denver 97

DENVER, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Juwan Howard added 19 and 13 Thursday night as the Dallas Mavericks extended their winning streak to six games w

Dallas 113, Houston 107

HOUSTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Steve Nash scored 31 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 25 Tuesday night as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Houston Rockets, 113-107, stretching their winning str

Dallas 106, Utah 103

DALLAS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks nearly blew a 15-point lead in the final 3 1/2 minutes Saturday night before Dirk Nowitzki made four clutch free throws in the waning secon

Dallas 108, Memphis 97

MEMPHIS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki, moments after having his hair shorn by a teammate, scored 32 points Thursday night and helped turn back a fourth-quarter rally as the Dallas Mave

Dallas 116, Atlanta 107

ATLANTA, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored a career-high 40 points, Steve Nash added 29 and the Dallas Mavericks tied a team record with 18 3-pointers in a 116-107 victory Tuesday ni

Dallas 111, Indiana 102

DALLAS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points and Steve Nash added 29 Saturday night as the Dallas Mavericks put together an exciting fourth-quarter rally and posted a 111-102
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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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