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Dirk Nowitzki delivers in the clutch

Feeding the big German proves to be simplest cure to Mavericks' crunch-time woes

Updated: March 7, 2012, 9:19 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- It's amazing how much more efficient the Dallas Mavericks' crunch-time offense is when they just get Dirk Nowitzki the damn ball.

Just look at the past two nights.

Dallas let a win get away in Oklahoma City when its MVP, who had drilled a flurry of four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, got only one shot as the Mavs went scoreless in the final two minutes. Jason Terry, Nowitzki's longtime clutch sidekick, missed contested jumpers on the two most critical possessions of the ...

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