Dirk Nowitzki is having a tough time shooting the ball so far this season, really from anywhere. I mean 26.1 percent from 3s is just crazy and 44.5 percent overall is something Mavs fans aren't used to from the 7-footer.
But, what's going on at the free throw line? Against Memphis he missed his first four attempts. Now how rare is that?
"That's like the sun turning blue," coach Avery Johnson said. "That's like me all of a sudden becoming a 3-point shooter."
At the free throw line, Dirk is shooting 78.1 percent (50 of 64). He hasn't finished a season below 80 percent since his rookie season in 1998-99, and the last two seasons he's been over 90 percent.
-- Jeff Caplan