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This freak of nature does have killer instincts. Aside from being a 7-footer with a long range jumpshot, Nowitzki is just an incredibly clutch player who completely changes the outcome of the games he plays in.
Nobody had the No. 3-seeded Mavericks going deep, yet they managed to sweep away Kobe's Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals before snuffing the life out of the trendy pick in the OKC Thunder.
One of the most poignant examples of Dirk's effect on the postseason came in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. The Thunder took a 14-point lead with less than five minutes left in the game when Dirk suddenly decided it was time to play. He scored double digits during a 16-2 run, making some shots that did not even look humanly possible.
Nowitzki is one of the most dangerous players in basketball on a normal day, but when it comes down to the wire in the closing minutes of big games, it is difficult to find an equal.
Dirk is without a doubt the best player in this postseason, and he'll prove that 10 times over when the Mavericks win this year's finals.
That is an official prediction.