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Here's what didn't work against Dirk

A shot-by-shot look at Dirk Nowitzki's Game 1 offensive dominance:

FIRST QUARTER

Catches the ball on the left wing after a pick-and-pop with Caron Butler. Spurs had doubled Butler, leaving Richard Jefferson to rotate to Dirk, who ball-fakes before driving left and drawing a foul on Jefferson as he goes up for a layup (2 points, 0-0 FG, 2-2 FT)

Catches ball with back to the basket, a bit below and a few feet extended from the right elbow with Antonio McDyess defending him. After reverse pivoting to face up, he ball-fakes, jab steps and launches a fadeaway that falls short. (2 points, 0-1 FG, 2-2 FT)

Grabs rebound over Manu Ginobili, who matched up with Dirk in transition, and went right back up for a layup. (4 points, 1-2 FG, 2-2 FT)

Catches ball with back to the basket a couple of feet above the right elbow against McDyess. Drives left down the lane and knocks down one-legged leanaway, planting his right foot just above the charge circle and getting easy separation against single coverage. (6 points, 2-3 FG, 2-2 FT)

Catches ball with back to basket just above right block against McDyess. Tony Parker pretends to come on the double-team, but wasn’t convincing enough to get Dirk to get rid of the ball. After a few dribbles, fakes baseline and pivots other way to launch a high-arching 11-foot fadeaway that rattles in. (8 points, 3-4 FG, 2-2 FT)

SECOND QUARTER

Catches the ball with back to the basket midway between the right block and 3-point line against Matt Bonner. Backs Bonner down before pivoting toward baseline for 7-foot bank shot. (10 points, 4-5 FG, 2-2 FT)

Catches the ball with back to basket a few feet off the right block against McDyess. Jefferson comes with a soft double, bailing without forcing Dirk to give up the ball. Dirk, who thought he was fouled, threw up a wild turnaround after pivoting inside and got what he later called a “lucky” bounce off the glass. (12 points, 5-6 FG, 2-2 FT)

Catches the ball facing the basket just outside right elbow and hits a wide-open jump shot. J.J. Barea created the play by penetrating down the middle and dishing to Dirk. (14 points, 6-7 FG, 2-2 FT)

Catches the ball with back to basket a few feet inside the 3-point line on right side of the floor against Tim Duncan, who was called for a foul on Dirk’s baseline drive. (16 points, 6-7 FG, 4-4 FT)

Catches the ball a few feet below the right elbow with the Spurs caught in a poor rotation. With Parker the only player within five feet, Dirk immediately goes up for an easy 12-foot jumper that he misses. (16 points, 6-8 FG, 4-4 FT)

Catches the ball facing the basket a few feet above the left elbow against Roger Mason Jr. after a pick-and-roll with Jason Kidd. After two strong dribbles with his left toward the basket, Dirk goes up for an and-1 fadeaway. Parker’s double came too late. (19 points, 7-9 FG, 5-5 FT)

THIRD QUARTER

Catches the ball 16 feet from the basket by the left baseline after pick-and-pop with Kidd and goes straight up for a wide-open jumper. (21 points, 8-10 FG, 5-5 FT)

Catches the ball 19 feet from the basket with McDyess closing after another pick-and-pop with Kidd. After getting McDyess to bite on a shot fake, Dirk takes one dribble to his left and hits a wide-open jumper from the right elbow. (23 points, 9-11 FG, 5-5 FT)

Catches the ball at 3-point arc on left wing against Bonner, who is called for a foul while trying to recover after Dirk beats him with a drive to the left. (25 points, 9-11 FG, 7-7 FT)

Catches the ball between the right block and elbow on a re-post against Bonner. Manu Ginobili doesn’t double again, so Dirk faces up and hits a 13-foot jumper. (27 points, 10-12 FG, 7-7 FT)

Catches the ball in pretty much the same spot as the previous possession. Faces up and takes his time with no double-team coming before hitting an and-1 jumper over Bonner. (30 points, 11-13 FG, 8-8 FT)

Gets mugged without the ball by Keith Bogans while trying to set up high pick-and-roll with Kidd. (32 points, 11-13 FG, 10-10 FT)

FOURTH QUARTER

Catches the ball above the left elbow against McDyess, who is whistled for a foul when Dirk drives hard to his left. (34 points, 11-13 FG, 12-12 FT)

Catches the ball with back to basket between the left block and elbow, a few feet outside the paint, against Jefferson, who got matched up with Dirk in transition. No double comes, and Dirk hits a baseline turnaround fadeaway after a couple of dribbles. (36 points, 12-14 FG, 12-12 FT)