"As you guys might expect, this is my last home game.This is obviously super, super emotional".
Nowitzki seriously considered coming back to play one more season as the prospect of competing alongside the Mavericks' talented, young corps that next season will include Kristaps Porzingis, had to be tantalizing for the cagey 40-year-old German.
Nowitzki, a few steps slower than in his prime and a role player on a team now led by rookie sensation and fellow European Luka Doncic, has been serenaded in every road arena. I'll promise you that we'll retire your number, not a tough decision. "Tonight for me, of course, was the big night". On the flip side, Nowitzki averaged an impressive stat line of 21.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.8 blocks in meetings with Duncan.
For now, Mavericks fans will enjoy getting to see Nowitzki fill it up at the American Airlines Center one last time.
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Crawford scored 51 points off the bench on 18-30 shooting, 7-13 from the 3-point line.
Nowitzki got a huge sendoff Tuesday night in his final home game, and Wednesday night, the curtain will finally fall on his career.
With less than a minute left in the game and the Spurs leading by 15 points, Nowitzki held possession at the top of the Spurs' key.
"It will never be the same around here", said Rick Carlisle, who coached Nowitzki for his final 11 seasons.
Nowitzki went on to thank owner Mark Cuban and the entire Mavericks staff, not only for this season but for the last 21 years. He admitted that this season was physically hard for him, which made many assume it could be his last campaign in the National Basketball Association. I think mentally I could still do it.