How it happened: Dirk Nowitzki was dominant. Kobe Bryant was even better. The two legends put on a phenomenal show as two proud franchises fought for ninth place in the Western Conference. Nowitzki had season highs in points (30) and rebounds (13) while making 11-of-19 shots from the floor. However, while the Mavs’ offense sputtered down the stretch, Bryant was at his best.
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