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Mavericks Vs. Lakers: Best Moment Of the Series So Far (Hint: Involves Dirk And One Foot)

The result is the most important thing of course, but a moment of artistry is always significant, and Dirk Nowitzki’s one legged step back shot against Pao Gasol in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s Game 2 victory was a thing of beauty.

The basket came during the apex of the Mavericks’ run to put the game out of reach, so the moment combined with the shining example of how far Dirk has come even since taking his team to the NBA Finals in 2006.

Whatever might happen after this series aside, if Nowitzki can carry his team past the Lakers and end their attempt to give Phil Jackson his fourth three-peat, that accomplishment will be near the top of his playoff achievements. These last two games will be much tougher to win.

HT to SB Nation Bay Area for sending over the video. For more Mavericks Game 2 revelry, check out Mavs Moneyball.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.