At this point, the end is nearing for Dirk Nowitzki. He is uncertain when he’ll stop playing, but it’s reached the point at which an evening with Dirk shouldn’t be taken for granted.
The art of scoring without anything resembling a dunk should be appreciated, because Nowitzki has revolutionized the game with his ability to score from the post. Those 7-footers who can shoot from the perimeter are often compared to Nowitzki, including Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk, who Sunday night played his first game against his idol.
Nowitzki seemingly took it easy on the Celtics at TD Garden, scoring an effortless 20 points in 32 minutes but not without wowing the crowd with a rainbow 3-pointer and his customary one-legged, fadeaway jumper that is indefensible. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.