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Mavnalysis: This Hasn't Been Dirk's Year

In Houston, the non-scoring backup poing guard took as many shots as the legendary offensive stud. Maybe the 2012-13 Mavs should be remembered as 'Mike James' team,' 'Eddy Curry's team,' 'Derek Fisher's team,' 'Chris-Douglas Roberts' team' or 'Troy Murphy's team.' Because the inability to get The UberMan the ball makes this something less than 'Dirk's team.'

The Dallas Mavericks lost on Sunday, this time by a 136-103 blowout score in Houston. Again. Dirk Nowitzki -- the icon who, when healthy and fed remains one of the finest offensive basketball players on the planet -- didn't take enough shots. Again. Eight field-goal attempts in Houston. The game Dallas had to win to avoid inching closer to mathematically elimination from the playoffs...

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