April 9, 2019, 11:12 pmDirk NowitzkiF, Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki shot 11-for-31 from the field and 3-for-3 from the line for 30 points with eight boards, three assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes on Tuesday.
Dirk Day indeed. He scored the first 10 points for the Mavs, turning back the clock on 21 legendary seasons with one franchise. It was the final home game for the future Hall-of-Famer, as he announced his impending retirement minutes after the game, in what is his last game in Dallas. The Mavs play the second leg of a back-to-back, so it will be interesting to see if Dirk ices his knees to go for one final swan song. He will finish the 2018-19 season sixth all-time in NBA scoring, along with 14 all-star selections, the 2011 NBA Finals MVP and the 2007 NBA MVP, among a laundry list of awards. What a run. Thank you 41.