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No. 9: Dirk Nowitzki

Photograph By AP Photo/Tim Sharp

Dirk Nowitzki missed only 33 seconds after getting his front tooth knocked out by Spurs guard Terry Porter's elbow. He returned to finish off a 30-point performance, preventing the Mavs from being swept in the 2001 West semifinals.