NBA Basketball

Dirk Nowitzki
17.6 6.6 1.7
Team: DallasHeight: 7-0 Born: 6/19/1978
Position: F-CWeight: 245 Birthplace: Wurzburg, West Germany
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 9th pick by Bucks (1998)

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Feb. 9 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CT2:42 - Nowitzki finished with 17 points and nine rebounds in Tuesday's 121-119 overtime loss to Utah.
Analysis: He just missed out on his first double-double since Jan. 18.
Feb. 4 10:02 PM PT11:02 PM MT12:02 AM CT1:02 AM ET6:02 GMT14:02 11:02 PM MST1:02 AM EST10:02 UAE07:021:02 ET12:02 AM CT4:02 - Nowitzki scored 28 points in Wednesday's loss to Miami.
Analysis: Nowitzki is averaging 23.0 points in his last two games after sitting out two fo the previous three.
Feb. 1 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE05:0223:02 ET10:02 PM CT2:02 - Nowitzki had 18 points in Monday's loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: Nowitzki had 10 of his points from the free throw line after sitting out two of the previous three games.
Jan. 31 6:17 PM PT7:17 PM MT8:17 PM CT9:17 PM ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST6:17 UAE (+1)03:1721:17 ET8:17 PM CT0:17 - Nowitzki skipped the game against Phoenix on Sunday night to rest on the front end of a back-to-back and the first of five games in seven nights for Dallas.
Analysis: Coach Rick Carlisle said the decision was based on the schedule, not recent right knee swelling that forced the 37-year-old Nowitzki to miss a game. In his 18th season, Nowitzki is out for the second time in three games after sitting the second night of a back-to-back at Golden State on Wednesday. Dallas plays at Atlanta on Monday night. Nowitzki said he woke up with knee swelling the day after a Jan. 18 home game against Boston and sat a night later against Minnesota.
Jan. 27 6:39 PM PT7:39 PM MT8:39 PM CT9:39 PM ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST6:39 UAE (+1)03:3921:39 ET8:39 PM CT0:39 - Nowitzki will not play Wednesday night at Golden State.
Analysis: Coach Rick Carlisle is merely giving his veteran star a rest on the second night of a back-to-back.
Jan. 20 4:13 PM PT5:13 PM MT6:13 PM CT7:13 PM ET0:13 GMT8:13 5:13 PM MST7:13 PM EST4:13 UAE (+1)01:1319:13 ET6:13 PM CT22:13 - Nowitzki returned with 14 points Friday.
Analysis: Nowitzki missed Dallas' game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night because of fluid on the knee.
Jan. 18 8:56 PM PT9:56 PM MT10:56 PM CT11:56 PM ET4:56 GMT12:56 9:56 PM MST11:56 PM EST8:56 UAE05:5623:56 ET10:56 PM CT2:56 - It was a vintage effort by Nowitzki on Monday.
Analysis: On the day honoring Martin Luther King, the German recorded 31 points, 11 rebounds and two steals.
Jan. 16 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST9:06 UAE06:060:06 ET11:06 PM CT3:06 - Nowitzki scored 21 on Friday.
Analysis: Nowitzki isn't quite the fantasy stud he used to be but he's not chopped liver, either.
Jan. 12 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST7:55 UAE (+1)04:5522:55 ET9:55 PM CT1:55 - Nowitzki put up a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double Tuesday.
Analysis: Nowitzki is averaging 22.7 points on 50.4 percent shooting in the second game of a back-to-back as he faces the Thunder on Wednesday.
Jan. 11 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET5:40 GMT13:40 10:40 PM MST12:40 AM EST9:40 UAE06:400:40 ET11:40 PM CT3:40 - Nowitzki scored 29 points in a 93-87 win over Minnesota on Sunday.
Analysis: Nowitzki is averaging 24.0 points in his last four games and has bumped his season mark to 17.7.
Jan. 9 10:14 PM PT11:14 PM MT12:14 AM CT1:14 AM ET6:14 GMT14:14 11:14 PM MST1:14 AM EST10:14 UAE07:141:14 ET12:14 AM CT4:14 - After resting on Wednesday, Nowitzki put up 20 points and nine rebounds in Friday's loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Dirk's now scored 20 or more in his last three games, though he's shot only 38.6 percent over that stretch.
Jan. 6 11:09 PM PT12:09 AM MT1:09 AM CT2:09 AM ET7:09 GMT15:09 12:09 AM MST2:09 AM EST11:09 UAE08:092:09 ET1:09 AM CT5:09 - Nowitzki had 23 points in Tuesday's win over Sacramento.
Analysis: Dirk had 24 points Saturday against New Orleans after averaging just 12 over his previous three outings. Nowitzki continues to put up good point totals because of volume but he's not contributing much in other areas.
Jan. 1 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST7:07 UAE (+1)04:0722:07 ET9:07 PM CT1:07 - Nowitzki's struggles continued in Friday's loss at Miami, in which he was held to 11 points on 4 of 14 shooting.
Analysis: The aging veteran has shot a poor 29.5 percent while averaging just 12.0 points over his last three games.
Dec. 23 4:26 PM PT5:26 PM MT6:26 PM CT7:26 PM ET0:26 GMT8:26 5:26 PM MST7:26 PM EST4:26 UAE (+1)01:2619:26 ET6:26 PM CT22:26 - Nowitzki moved ahead of Shaquille O'Neal into sixth place on the NBA's career scoring list Wednesday.
Analysis: Nowitzki made a jumper with 9:53 left in the second quarter of Dallas' game in Brooklyn, giving him 28,597 points for his career. O'Neal had 28,596 and is a candidate for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. Wilt Chamberlain is fifth with 31,419 points.
Dec. 8 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Nowitzki was outscored 28-25 by Kristaps Porzingis in their big showdown on Monday night. The Mavs, however, topped the Knicks.
Analysis: Dirk is having a nice month, averaging 22.0 points in four games.
Nov. 26 10:56 PM PT11:56 PM MT12:56 AM CT1:56 AM ET6:56 GMT14:56 11:56 PM MST1:56 AM EST10:56 UAE07:561:56 ET12:56 AM CT4:56 - Nowitzki continued his string of light-scoring games on Wednesday with 13 points, though he did pull down a season-high 14 rebounds.
Analysis: Despite making half his shots, Nowitzki has averaged just 12.7 points in his last three games.
Nov. 12 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Nowitzki stepped up big with 31 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's 118-108 win over the Clippers. He also went 11 of 14 from the field and hit five 3-pointers.
Analysis: Nowitzki has averaged 22.3 points on 60.5 percent shooting in his last three games.
Nov. 11 10:24 PM PT11:24 PM MT12:24 AM CT1:24 AM ET6:24 GMT14:24 11:24 PM MST1:24 AM EST10:24 UAE07:241:24 ET12:24 AM CT4:24 - Nowitzki scored 18 points in less than 20 minutes against New Orleans on Tuesday.
Analysis: He finished 7 of 13 from the field and 1 of 5 from 3-point range.

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