Latest Dirk Nowitzki News

Valanciunas scores career-high 39, Pelicans top Clips again

Nov. 30, 2021 02:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonas Valančiūnas scored 29 of his career-high 39 points in a spectacular first half, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Clippers for the second time this month, 123-104 on Monday night. New Orleans rolled to a 21-point lead in the...

Mavs retiring Nowitzki's 41 in January when Warriors visit

Nov. 19, 2021 15:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are retiring Dirk Nowitzki's No. 41 when Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors visit in January. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to attend the Jan. 5 ceremony honoring the only player in league history to play 21 seasons...

Doncic's buzzer-beating 3 lifts Mavs over Celtics 107-104

Nov. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic did what new Dallas coach Jason Kidd remembers seeing plenty of times a decade ago as the point guard for the Mavericks. Dallas fans are getting used to this from the young superstar who took the mantle from fellow European Dirk Nowitzki. ...

Butler has 27, Heat make 21 3s and rout Grizzlies 129-103

Oct. 31, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 27 points, Tyler Herro added 22 and the Miami Heat used a strong shooting performance to rout the Memphis Grizzlies 129-103 on Saturday night. Duncan Robinson and Kyle Lowry scored 15 points apiece. Lowry added eight assists and...

Doncic, Mavs beat Rockets 116-106 in Kidd's home debut

Oct. 27, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Reggie Bullock had his best game with his new team by scoring 16 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Houston Rockets 116-106 in coach Jason Kidd's first home game Tuesday night. Kristaps Porzingis had another...

The top 75 — plus 1 — players in NBA history are revealed

Oct. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

For the NBA’s 75th anniversary team, 75 players weren’t enough. The league needed 76 instead. The top 75 players in NBA history — and one more because of a tie in the voting — have been revealed, a group that has combined to win 158 NBA...

NBA preview: Silver says he hopes Irving gets vaccinated

Oct. 18, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

Adam Silver, the basketball fan, would prefer to see Kyrie Irving on the court again with the Brooklyn Nets as soon as possible. Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would prefer to see Irving vaccinated. Silver said Monday he hopes Irving — one of...

Doncic, Mavs seek elusive playoff success as Kidd takes over

Oct. 12, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Now that Luka Doncic has led his home country deep into the Olympic tournament, the star point guard's next task is getting the Dallas Mavericks out of the first round of the playoffs. His new coach happens to be the last point guard to win a postseason...