Dirk Nowitzki Content to Share Scoring Load

As long as it means more postseason wins for the Mavs: “Dirk Nowitzki has been receiving questions about how frustrated he must be averaging just over 16 points in the first round against San Antonio. He has a stock answer. ‘We’re up 3-1,’ he said. ‘That’s what I play for. I don’t play for points. I play to advance in the playoffs.’ The Mavericks have the Spurs on the brink of elimination because Nowitzki has put his faith in his teammates.”