Dirk Nowitzki just had a playoff performance for the ages. One that will be referenced on split-screens and by announcers for a long time. Forty-eight points on 15 shots. That’s right, 3.2 points per attempt. I think John Hollinger’s PER just spontaneously combusted. Dirk set an NBA record for most makes at the free throw line without a miss. He went 12-15 from the field.
And oh yeah, the Mavs shot 53.4 percent, had an offensive rating of 130.1 and got 53 points from their bench.
The Thunder lost by like 30, didn’t they?
That’s definitely how it felt. But somehow, Oklahoma City stayed in the game throughout, kind of without actually totally being in it. Keep Reading…