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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Dirk Nowitzki remains 25/10 millenium man

By Marc Stein

Can you name the NBA's most reliable source of 25-and-10 games since the start of the new millennium?

Mavs fans get one guess.

Dirk Nowitzki's 28 points and 13 rebounds in Wednesday's season-starting victory over Charlotte marked his 196th 25-and-10 performance since 2000-01.

That's tops in the NBA in that span, as confirmed by the following Elias Sports Bureau list:

196: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
182: Tim Duncan, San Antonio
177: Kevin Garnett, Boston
166: Shaquille O'Neal, Boston
120: Antawn Jamison, Cleveland

PS: Jason Kidd's 18 assists in the win enabled him to top the 15-dime plateau for the 87th time since his rookie season in 1993-94, tops in the league in that span. Phoenix's Steve Nash and the retired John Stockton are tied for No. 2 with 79 each; New Orleans' Chris Paul is fourth with 45 after recording 16 assists in the Hornets' season-opening home win over Milwaukee.