Amid all the talk of last year's playoffs, it's probably been forgotten by many that Dirk Nowitzki's last 50+ point regular-season game came against Golden State on March 23, 2006 when he scored 51. More people remember that as the game in which Jason Richardson made that pivot three pointer as time expired. That seemed to be a bit of a turning point as the Mavericks have gone on to lose 8 of their last 10 games against the Warriors since Richardson sunk that shot.
Before that game, the Mavericks had been 30-5 against the Warriors in the Dirk Nowitzki era.
That game marked the third time Dirk Nowitzki scored at least 40 points and lost. The Mavericks are 9-3 when Dirk scores 40.