Dirk Nowitzki adds a historic milestone to his already illustrious career just before the end of the season. He reached the 10,000 defensive rebounds mark in the victory of the Dallas Mavericks against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Deutschlands most successful basketball player Dirk Nowitzki has secured another entry in the history books. In the game of his Dallas Mavericks against the Memphis Grizzlies, he made the 10,000th defensive rebound of his career. Before him, only four other NBA legends Kevin Garnett, Karl Malone, Tim Duncan, and Robert Parish have reached this milestone.
The Mavericks’ 129-127 win was almost a minor matter. The team from Texas has no chance of the play-offs. Nowitzki himself made only two points and a total of five rebounds.
After protracted injury problems, the man from Würzburg has shown a remarkable improvement in his 21st NBA season, scoring 21 points against champions Golden State Warriors at the end of March. The Mavs have prepared for all eventualities ahead of their match against the Phoenix Suns.