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Dirk Nowitzki powers Germany

Updated: September 9, 2011, 5:11 PM ET
Associated Press

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- With his team on the brink of elimination, Dirk Nowitzki delivered for Germany.

The Dallas Mavericks star made four free throws in the last 19 seconds, helping Germany beat Turkey 73-67 to stay alive at the European Championship.

"Sometimes it's not always the most beautiful basketball," said Nowitzki, who scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half. "We only scored six points in the first quarter, but the good thing was that the defense was good."

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