Much ado has been made about Dirk Nowitzki's slow start.
"Is it a hangover from last year's playoffs?"
"Is he on the other side of his career?"
"Has he lost his edge?"
Well, in his last four games, he's finally started to show some of the true Dirk Nowitzki that we have been used to seeing over the last several years. He's scored 30 plus in three straight games and is averaging 28 points in his last four games. Even more encouraging is that he's shooting a higher percentage at 53.2 percent over those four games. That likely has something to do with his epiphany about getting more successful by getting closer to the basket (imagine that?). He's finally back to last season's MVP form and the Mavs' current winning streak is obviously a reflection of that.
-Scooter Hendon, Hoops Nerd