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Dirk Drills Easy Shot Over Bad Defender

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Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks shoots the winning shot over Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks during their NBA game February 24, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Mavericks won, 110-108.  (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks shoots the winning shot over Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks during their NBA game February 24, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Mavericks won, 110-108. (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – Dirk watched Carmelo Anthony fire his hands at the ball like E. Honda from Street Fighter.

He saw him crouched down in at the top of the key giving him an open look at the basket.

There was a time when Dirk was very uncomfortable when defenders would get in and under him, but not since he figured out how to handle those moments.

Just shoot over the top.

So, with about as straight away of a shot as possible Dirk rose above his opponent who had poured in 44 on the night including a big three pointer to tie the game close to the end of regulation.

He put up a shot right in line that as he described it, hit every bit of the rim, the back board and even the Jerry West logo in the corner before falling perfectly through the net.

Mavs win against another bad Eastern Conference team and win their third straight on the road with a clutch shot from the man who still ranks at the top for clutch shooters.

Dirk only scored 15 points in the 110-108 win, but the final two were what really mattered. Well, that and that it happened over Melo. That makes it fun for me too.

By Cory Mageors, weeknights 7-11 on the K&C Masterpiece

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