The league announced Monday afternoon that there was a box score error during the Dallas Mavericks' victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. A basket was credited to Monta Ellis with 45.9 seconds left in the game to make it 106-100 in favor of Dallas, but the shot was actually taken by Dirk Nowitzki. With the correction, Nowitzki scored 30 points in the game and Monta Ellis recorded 20 points.
The correction now officially gives Nowitzki his second 30-point effort of the season as well as his 228th 30-point performance of his career. The previous 30-point performance by Nowitzki this season came when he scored 35 points in the thrilling come-from-behind victory over the Houston Rockets in late November.
In addition, the correction now credits Nowitzki with tying his season-high for field goal attempts made in a game with 13. He also had 13 made field goal attempts in the game against Houston. Now, with 23 shots attempted in the game against Portland, that marks a new season-high for field goals attempted by Nowitzki this season. His previous high was 22 in the road loss to Denver in late November.