The future Hall-Of-Famer has sure been hot lately.
Over the last five games, Dirk Nowitzki has been carrying the Dallas Mavericks as it seems he’s hitting every shot he’s been taking.
During the five game stretch, Nowitzki has averaged 29.8 points on 61.6% shooting! He’s only missed just ONE free-throw during the stretch, going 32-33 (97%). Oh, and he’s shooting 55% (11-20) from 3!
His rebounding numbers are also up as he’s grabbing 9 per game during the five games.
Really feels and seems he’s already in playoff mode.
Dirk knows the Mavs aren’t a lock for the playoffs with the Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, and Memphis Grizzlies all battling for the last three spots.
It seems Dirk is willing the Mavs into contention as he’s always done.
Just as important as it’s been for him to put up big numbers, the Mavericks are finally winning games. Going 4-1 with the lone loss being to the Houston Rockets, which happened to be during Dirk’s best game of the season (38 points, 17 rebounds)
Many loved to doubt Dirk’s desire, toughness and ability to win.
Well, as he’s always done throughout his career…
Dirk Nowitzki is carrying the Dallas Mavericks to wins.
As much as the Mavs struggles are evident on defense and on the glass, if the Mavs finish in the top 8 of the West…
It’s safe to say that no team will want to go up against Dirk and his one-legged fade-away.
Dirk is still Dirk.