Dirk Nowitzki scored 35 points on 13-for-18 shooting in a 112-106 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, while also grabbing one rebound and dishing out four assists.
Analysis: Just another day at the office for Nowitzki, who topped 30 points in scoring for the 10th time in his last 16 games against the Suns. Nowitzki, a possible MVP candidate earlier in the year, woke from a bit of a slumber, as he had failed to top 20 points in scoring in four of his previous five games.
Projection: Nowitzki looks to be out of his slump and gets a few days to rest up. He’s still good for over 22 points and around seven boards per game.