Dirk Puts Up Season High in Win Against Celtics


For three quarters Monday night, Dirk Nowitzki looked every day of 37 years old and then some. He was an NBA geezer struggling on the second night of a back-to-back, bricking nine of the 12 shots he hoisted.

Then, after the Dallas Mavericks had blown a 17-point lead, Nowitzki suddenly looked like the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history. A vintage Nowitzki performance was the featured attraction during the fourth quarter and overtime of the 118-113 win over the scrappy Boston Celtics. Nowitzki scored 21 of his season-high tying 31 points during the final 17 minutes of the Mavs’ much-needed victory.

Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN

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