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NBA Beat Writers: Who Will Guard Dirk In Game 1 Of Nuggets-Mavs?

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Heading into their second round matchup against the Dallas Mavericks, the Denver Nuggets will be looking at multiple options to defend the Mavs' best scoring threat, Dirk Nowitzki.

The 7-footer only averaged 19.2 points in the first round and made only one three-pointer in his five games against the Spurs, usually barometers of a Texas-sized failure rather than a success.

He was more assertive on the glass, tallying 8.6 boards per contest, up slightly from his regular season mark of 8.4, something the Nuggets' must be conscious of at all times considering second chance points can serve to be daggers as the game progresses.

The Nuggets will toss out multiple defenders at Dirk to frustrate him and effective...

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