Dirk Nowitzki can't carry Mavs himself

Updated: June 7, 2011, 2:57 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- If he has to carry this much of the scoring load and if he gets this little offensive help, Dirk Nowitzki has about as much chance of beating the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals as Chicago's Derrick Rose had in the last round … which is to say, next to none. Tyson Chandler had one basket, one putback slam, in 40 minutes of play Sunday. Jason Kidd made three baskets in 35 minutes. Jason Terry, a guy capable of putting up 25 points, made just five baskets and missed 8 of 13 shots. J.J. ...

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