Dirk Nowitzki Out Vs. San Antonio Spurs: Do The Dallas Mavericks Have a Shot?

December 30th, 2010 by David Daniels Leave a reply »
Dirk Nowitzki is out with a knee injury against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night, for the second straight game.

The Dallas Mavericks played Tuesday without Nowitzki,and it wasn't a pretty sight offensively.  An offense that normally averages just over 98 points per game, was held to a measly 76 points against the 11-20 Toronto Raptors.

Against Toronto, not one Maverick scored at least 20 points and only three reached double figures.  This was against a Raptors team that doesn't exactly have any lock down defenders in its lineup.

Facing the Spurs Thursday night, the Mavericks will go up against a different kind of animal.

San Antonio boasts the best record in the NBA and is 9-1 in their past 10 games.  All basketball fans know exactly what the Spurs pride themselves on: defense.

Without their best offensive player in Dirk Nowitzki, do the Mavericks even have a shot?

The answer is no.

Sure, the Mavs have players like Jason Terry and Caron Butler that can put up 25 points any given game, but against Toronto it showed how much Dirk's offensive ability creates scoring opportunities for ...

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