Dirk Nowitzki has been putting in serious work against NBA comp for a long time, but it was on this day in 2006 when he really arrived as one of the top handful of players in the world — dropping 50 points on the Suns in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. The Mavs went on to win the series before losing to Miami in the NBA Finals. A pretty good video resume if you want to argue for Dirk as the best shooting big man of all-time.
We Reminisce: Dirk puts up 50 points in the conference finals
Zac Gelfand 10.06.17 2 weeks ago