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Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki still getting it done

At this point, the end is nearing for Dirk Nowitzki. He is uncertain when he’ll stop playing, but it’s reached the point at which an evening with Dirk shouldn’t be taken for granted.

The art of scoring without anything resembling a dunk should be appreciated, because Nowitzki has revolutionized the game with his ability to score from the post. Those 7-footers who can shoot from the perimeter are often compared with Nowitzki, including Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk, who Sunday night played his first game against his idol.

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