NBA Playoffs 2011: 8 Reasons Why It's Impossible to Contain Dirk Nowitzki

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NBA Playoffs 2011: 8 Reasons Why It's Impossible to Contain Dirk Nowitzki
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One of the more well-known quotes throughout the sports world reads, "You can't stop him—you can only hope to contain him." However, when it comes to Dirk Nowitzki, apparently no one can contain him either.

Nowitzki is currently putting together a playoff run for the ages and has his Dallas Mavericks just four wins away from capturing an NBA championship.

The statistics that Nowitzki has compiled this postseason are mind-boggling. In 15 games, he is averaging 28.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Additionally, he is shooting 52 percent from the field, 52 percent from three and 93 percent from the free-throw line. Those numbers are downright ridiculous, and he has shown no signs of slowing down.

While Nowitzki has always been a great player, he has really taken his game to another level during the postseason.

So why is it impossible to even contain Nowitzki? Let's take a look.

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