No style points for Dirk's dunk

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki joked during All-Star Weekend about wanting a spot in the dunk contest.

His effort on a breakaway against the Pacers won't earn him an invitation. There was a slight hint of a double-pump by the 7-footer before he stuffed it with two hands off a right-footed hop.

But any bucket is pretty for the Mavs right now. They're shooting 36 percent from the floor, which is still good enough to lead the Pacers by seven points.