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Dirk had a dominant Game 1. He came out and drained shot after shot, showing how incredibly difficult it is for opposing players to guard him.
Dirk's first half was as good as they get. In 19 minutes he scored 21 points, grabbed five boards and blocked two shots. His shooting performance was very impressive, going 8-for-9 from the field and a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.
For as good as his first half was, Dirk was even better in the second half of Game 1. He set an NBA record for his free-throw shooting, going a perfect 24-of-24 from the line.
His final stat line is worthy of the record books. Nowitzki finished with 48 points, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks.
Final Grade: A+