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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Dirk Nowitzki
The 36-year-old Nowitzki is taking a big pay cut with a contract similar in value and structure to the one Tim Duncan signed with San Antonio two years ago.
Shane Battier called it one of the biggest honors of his life.
The Golden State Warriors were just over two minutes away from advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the second straight season, yet no matter how promising the young core is that they have assembled, the future of the team is anything but certain.
The last time Dirk Nowitzki was a free agent in the offseason, Dallas won the championship the next year.
The San Antonio Spurs just finished going toe-to-toe with a transformational power forward whose mid-range game stretched their defense to the max, needing seven games to oust Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks.
Faced with the possibility of having a second straight season end with a Game 7 loss, the San Antonio Spurs played with emotion and let Tony Parker have some fun.
Monta Ellis is headed to his first Game 7, and DeJuan Blair gets a chance to play his old team in San Antonio one more time after all.
Dirk Nowitzki is having flashbacks to the epic playoff series between Dallas and San Antonio in 2006.
Dirk Nowitzki hasn't had many open shots in the first-round series against San Antonio. Tony Parker usually gets chased all over the court by Dallas defensive ace Shawn Marion.
Boris Diaw's big third quarter wasn't enough to hold off a Dallas comeback.
Dirk Nowitzki had the only miss in a final minute filled with clutch shots by Dallas and San Antonio, topped by Vince Carter's buzzer-beating 3-pointer that gave the Mavericks a Game 3 win.
Vince Carter knew right away the exact date of the last time he had a buzzer-beating try in a playoff game - 13 years ago.
Devin Harris was a young lottery pick the last time he helped the Dallas Mavericks have an answer for San Antonio's Tony Parker in the playoffs.
Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are coming home after showing they won't go quietly in a first-round series with top-seeded San Antonio.
Dallas had the worst home record among the eight playoff qualifiers in the Western Conference, including a late-season loss to the Spurs.
"After the '06 season when we lost the finals, I thought we were going to go to the finals the next three, four years straight," Nowitzki said. "And it took us basically five years we go back there again. You can analyze this, analyze that. You never know what's going to happen until you see the roster for next year and see how the other teams have stacked up."
"Well, it's the ultimate thrill," said Nowitzki, who is 4-0 in Game 7s in his career. "Nothing matters anymore. Just this one game."