“The man continues to raise his bar of expectations. In fact, Scotty Brooks, the Head Coach of Oklahoma City, shook his head in disbelief after the game as he marveled at the performance and talked about how the man still gets better every year. This Dirk is the best Dirk we have ever seen. And we have seen some very good versions of Dirk Nowitzki since he was drafted in 1998. We have seen all sorts of stages of his development and many nights where the league knew there was no stopping a 7-footer with that offensive arsenal. We have seen the MVP Award, the 2006 performances that seemed as good as it gets, and the All-NBA Teams. And, I am telling you – this is better than all of them. This Dirk; The 2011 version, who had it suggested that his window may no longer be open for NBA Title consideration is quite clearly at the very peak of his career. Just ask Portland. Or Los Angeles.”
Bob Sturm/Dallas Morning News mit einem Loblied auf “The German Wunderkind”. 48 Punkte, 24 von 24 verwandelten Freiwürfen. Als ich heute Morgen den TV angemacht habe und im ZDF-Morgenmagazin gerade die Bilder vom Spiel liefen, hatte ich gleich nach dem Aufstehen eine Gänsehaut. Was für eine wieder mal großartige Leistung!