"That's our MVP, we were going to him, we thought he had a good
matchup," Dallas guard Jason Terry said. "Dirk was just out there
The Mavericks rebounded from their embarrassing 122-90 loss to
the Los Angeles Lakers two nights earlier that saw Kobe Bryant
score 62 points in only three quarters.
"It was something we had thought about, so we just went out
tonight and did what we had to do," Devin Harris said. "We
started well, they got back in the game, but we got the win in the
Nowitzki scored 11 straight points that broke an 85-all tie. He
started the run hitting two free throws. Connected on a jumper,
followed by two more free throws that gave Dallas an 91-85 lead.
Nowitzki then hit a 3-pointer and closed out the 11-0 run with a
"He's one of the better power forwards in this league and he
showed the reason why tonight," Kings reserve Corliss Williamson
said. "He carried his team."
The Kings then scored the next six points to close within 96-91,
but couldn't get closer the rest of the game.