Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki Finals game winner is Myles Turner’s favorite

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki drilled the game-winning shot in game two of the 2011 NBA Finals. Myles Turner shouts it out as his favorite.

The Dallas Mavericks are climbing back up the ladder. They spent three years rebuilding to reach this stage. The team is finally breaking through with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis leading the charge. They have 40 wins. The playoffs will be waiting if the season resumes this summer.

The last time they were in the postseason was 2016. Mavericks GOAT Dirk Nowitzki was the team’s leading scorer. He was flanked by Deron Williams, Chandler Parsons, and Wesley Matthews. Nowitzki was 37 years old and nearing the end of his two decades of greatness.

At the peak of his powers, Dirk was unstoppable. It was not just the one-legged fadeaway either. From 2001 to 2014, Nowitzki averaged 23.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game while shooting 47.9 percent from the field, 38.7 percent on his 3-pointers, and 88.3 percent from the foul line. It was an incredible run from the Mavericks GOAT.

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Dirk also led the Mavs to a championship in 2011. That included sinking the game-winner in game two of the NBA Finals against the big three Miami Heat featuring LeBron James. See the shot here.

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner answered questions on the NBA’s official Twitter on March 24. He gave the nod to Nowitzki and that shot as his favorite game-winner. Hear him speak below.

Dirk Nowitzki gave all Dallas Mavericks fans so many memorable moments. Thanks to the legend for every single one. He will continue to be honored by the Mavs in the coming months. They will retire his jersey and are planning on building a statue outside the American Airlines Center.

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