Game 1 was a forgettable one for Dirk Nowitzki; who scored just 11 points for the Dallas Mavericks. His eleven points was one of his lowest scoring outputs of his postseason career.
Read more on Nowitzki bouncing back from career bad playoff performances HERE.
Good news for the Mavericks is that he usually follows these poor showings with a strong game.
Before game 1, Nowitzki has averaged 18.5 points against the Spurs during the regular season, which is below his career scoring average of 20.9 points against the them.
Nowitzki’s season high this season is 40 points. He’s also scored 30+ 10 times this season. A scoring explosion from the Big German shouldn’t be a shocker, and will be needed for the Mavericks to even the series at 1-1.