Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Dirk Nowitzki on Wesley Matthews: "I think he's one of the best perimeter defenders we have in this league. When perimeter defense is being talked about, I don't think he's in the discussion enough. The job he's doing this year is incredible … Offensively, trying to make plays, making threes. But defensively he is our workhorse. He has to guard the best player every night. He has to go to war every night." Matthews got his second road-win-sealing stop against a star this season, with Jimmy Butler joining Damian Lillard as stars who Matthews didn't let get a decent look in the final seconds.