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Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks in Player stats broken down into various categories; i. Player shooting history Player lineups Only on regular season tables.
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Playoffs Per Poss. Playoffs Shooting Shot location data available for the through seasons. Third-leading European scorer in the NBA Led the team in free throw attempts with Scored in double figures 78 times in the four games he did not Dallas was Scored a season-high 32 points twice Had a season-high 4 steals vs.
Registered double figures in rebounds nine times and had seven or more rebounds 34 times In his final 12 games, he tallied double-figures eight times During that span the Mavericks posted a record In the 20 games that he logged plus minutes, he had points Finished second on the team with 27 blocks Led his club team to promotion into the German First Division Bundesliga Prior to reporting to Mavericks training camp was the leading scorer in the league Played eight games with the German National team in the European Championships and-under tournament Germany finished seventh in the tournament with a record
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Shooting Shot location data available for the through seasons. Nowitzki delivered a clutch performance in Game 7; he scored 30 points, grabbed 19 rebounds, and played strong defense, leading the Mavericks to a series-deciding —99 win.
Without their top scorer, the Mavericks still fought valiantly, but lost in six games. Before the —05 NBA season , the Mavericks were re-tooled again.
The Rockets took a 2—0 series lead before the Mavericks won three games in a row. After losing Game 6, Dallas won Game 7 convincingly and won the series even though Nowitzki struggled with his shooting.
They split the first four games before the Suns won the last two games. In Game 6, which the Mavericks lost in overtime, Nowitzki was not at his best: Not only was this his third 2,point season, but his scoring average of Nowitzki paced Dallas to a win season.
The team finished with the third-best record in the league behind the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and the defending Eastern Conference champion Detroit Pistons.
He was again elected to the first team All-NBA squad. On the next play, Nowitzki completed a three-point play, which tied the game at In the end, the Mavericks won, —, and Nowitzki ended the game with 37 points and 15 rebounds.
Manu hit my hand. It was a lucky bounce. Nowitzki scored 50 points to lead the Mavericks to a victory in the crucial Game 5 with the series tied at 2; the Mavericks won the series in six games and faced the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
A content Nowitzki commented: We went through some ups and downs this season, but the playoffs are all about showing heart and playing together.
The Mavericks took an early 2—0 Finals lead, but then gave away a late point lead in a Game 3 loss. In the —07 season , Nowitzki shot a career-best Nowitzki was touted as the overwhelming favorite for the Most Valuable Player award and was expected to lead the Mavericks to an easy win against the eighth-seed Golden State Warriors , despite the Warriors having won all three regular-season meetings against Dallas.
However, the Mavericks ended up losing to the Warriors in six games, marking the first time a 8 seed had beaten the 1 seed in a best-of-seven series in NBA history.
He also became the first European player in NBA history to receive the honor. The —08 campaign saw another first-round playoff exit for Nowitzki and the Mavericks.
The —09 NBA season saw Nowitzki finish with averages of He also made the All-Star game, his eighth appearance. Nowitzki led Dallas to a tight finish towards the playoffs , finishing 50—32 for the season 6th in the West , after a slow 2—7 start.
In the playoffs, the German led Dallas to an upset win over long-time rival San Antonio the third seed , winning the first-round series, 4—1. The Mavericks, however, fell short against the Denver Nuggets , 4—1, in the second round, with Nowitzki averaging Notable additions to the squad were multiple All-Stars Shawn Marion and Caron Butler , with the latter coming in the second half of the season.
On January 13, , Nowitzki became the 34th player in NBA history—and the first European—to hit the 20,point milestone, while ending the regular season with averages of 25 points, 7.
He was selected to the All-Star Game, his ninth appearance. The Mavericks faced off against San Antonio once more in the first round of the playoffs, but for the third time in four seasons, they failed to progress to the next round.
Prior to the —11 season, the Mavericks traded for center Tyson Chandler. Despite missing nine games, Nowitzki was selected to the All-Star Game for the tenth time.
The Mavericks defeated Portland in the first round of the playoffs and swept the two-time defending champion Lakers in the semifinals.
In Game 1, Nowitzki scored 48 points and set an NBA record of 24 consecutive free throws made in a game as well as a record for most most free throws in a game without a miss.
In Game 4, with Dallas leading the series 2—1, Nowitzki scored 40 points to rally his team from a 99—84 fourth-quarter deficit to a — overtime victory.
Dallas won the Western Conference title in Game Five. During a Game 1 loss in Miami, Nowitzki tore a tendon in his left middle finger; however, MRIs were negative, and Nowitzki vowed that the injury would not be a factor.
In Game 2, he led a Dallas rally from an 88—73 fourth-quarter deficit, making a driving left-handed layup over Bosh to tie the series at 1.
Miami took a 2—1 series lead after Nowitzki missed a potential game-tying shot at the end of Game 3. Dallas went on to win the next two games, with Nowitzki scoring 10 fourth-quarter points in the series-clinching game in Miami.
The championship was the first in the history of the franchise. The defending champions lost core players, such as DeShawn Stevenson , J.
The Mavericks played only two preseason games, which led to a slow start for Nowitzki. Nowitzki made his 11th straight All-Star game appearance in Orlando.
Nowitzki led his team in scoring 45 times during the season. The Thunder swept the Mavericks in four games. Nowitzki underwent knee surgery in October and missed the first 27 games of the season.
They were often called "The Beard Bros. The Mavs went on to win the game and climbed back to. On January 29, , Nowitzki scored his 26,th point in a — loss to the Houston Rockets.
In 35 minutes of play, he recorded 38 points, 17 rebounds, and 3 assists. Dallas lost the series in seven games, and the Spurs went on to win the NBA championship.
He was also reunited with former championship teammate Tyson Chandler, who was traded to Dallas after a three-year stint with New York.
However, longtime teammate Shawn Marion signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers before the season. On November 11, , Nowitzki scored 23 points to surpass Hakeem Olajuwon as the highest-scoring player born outside the United States, as the Mavericks came from 24 points down to defeat Sacramento, — Nowitzki hit a jumper from just inside the three-point line early in the fourth quarter to pass Olajuwon at No.
The Mavericks finished the regular season as the No. They faced the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs and lost the series in five games.
On November 11, , Nowitzki scored a season-high 31 points in a — win over the Los Angeles Clippers. He also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds and passed former teammate Shawn Marion for 15th on the all-time career rebounding list.
His 20th career point game was his first since January , and the first by a year-old since Karl Malone in — On July 27, , Nowitzki re-signed with the Mavericks.
He also became the first international player to reach the milestone and one of only three to score all 30,plus with one team—the others being Karl Malone Utah and Kobe Bryant Lakers.
Following the —17 season, Nowitzki exercised his player option to become a free agent; this move allowed the Mavericks to re-sign him with less money and be able to pursue other free agents.
On July 23, , Nowitzki re-signed with the Mavericks for the —19 season. Nowitzki began playing for the German national basketball team in In his debut tournament, the EuroBasket , the year-old rookie emerged as the main German scorer, but Germany finished seventh and failed to qualify for the Olympic Games.
However, with averages of In the quarter-finals against the Pau Gasol -led Spain, Spain was up 52—46 after three quarters, but then Nowitzki scored 10 points in the last quarter and led Germany to a 70—62 win.
Back in Germany, over four million television viewers followed the games, an all-time record in German basketball history.
The EuroBasket proved to be a major disappointment for Nowitzki and his German squad. In the EuroBasket , Nowitzki came back strong.
He surprisingly led a depleted German squad into the Finals, beating title favorites Slovenia in the quarter-finals and Spain in the semi-finals on the way.
EuroBasket pundits praised Nowitzki in both matches: The German later commented: Garbajosa kind of pushed me towards the baseline so I just went with it.
But overall, finishing eighth in the world is not bad. In the EuroBasket , in which the top three teams automatically qualified for the Olympics , Nowitzki led Germany to a fifth place.
He was the leading scorer with Nowitzki led Germany into a decisive match against Puerto Rico for the last remaining slot.
In that crucial match, he scored a game-high 32 points and was vital for the 96—82 win which sent the German basketball team to their first Olympics since the Summer Olympics.
Nowitzki led the German team to a tenth-place finish, and averaged In , Nowitzki skipped the EuroBasket In summer , Nowitzki played with Germany in the EuroBasket , where the team reached ninth place.
In , Nowitzki captained Germany at the EuroBasket. They won only one game, and were eliminated in the group stage, on home soil. Nowitzki was named the Euroscar European Basketball Player of the Year by the Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport for five years running from to and again in Nowitzki is a versatile frontcourt player who mostly plays the power forward position, but has also played center and small forward in his career.
Nowitzki is the sixth player in NBA history, and the first European, to hit the 30,point milestone. Nowitzki is the only player to record at least 31, points, 10, rebounds, 3, assists, 1, steals, 1, blocks and 1, three-point field goals.
He also founded the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, a charity which aims at fighting poverty in Africa. The relationship started in and lasted for 10 years before it eventually ended; Nowitzki said, "At the end, we found out we developed in separate ways.
It did not work anymore, but we are still good friends. Nowitzki acknowledged close ties to his mentor Holger Geschwindner, whom he called his best friend.
He is also good friends with his ex-teammate Steve Nash. He made life easier for me and I for him Our friendship was something solid in a very volatile world.
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