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Dirk Arrives

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2002: Any doubt the Mavs' front office had about whether Dirk Nowitzki was a franchise cornerstone disappeared after his dominant performance in the Mavs' first-round sweep of Kevin Garnett's Timberwolves. Nowitzki averaged 33.3 points and 15.7 rebounds in the series.