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Dirk gets help in win over Turkey

Originally Published: September 8, 2011
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Dirk Nowitzki has been carrying Germany on his back at major international tournaments for the past decade. For once on Friday, his teammates came to his aid in crunch time and carried the load when it mattered most.

Beset by foul trouble, the Dallas Mavericks forward still had 19 points, including a number of key free throws in the closing minutes, as the Germans rolled Turkey 73-67 to keep alive their hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of EuroBasket -- and qualifying ...

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