Dirk Nowitzki Selected Second Team All-NBA

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  • For Immediate Release
  • May 12, 2011

DALLAS -- Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki was selected All-NBS Second Team, the NBA announced today. It is the 11th consecutive season Nowitzki has been named All-NBA.

"It is always an honor to make the All-NBA Team," Nowitzki said. "It is a great individual honor but it means more to me that it allows me to represent the Mavericks organization."

Nowitzki was the NBA's 10th leading scorer (23.0 ppg) and shot a career-high 51.7 percent from the field during the regular season. He and Kobe Bryant are the only two NBA players to be named to an All-NBA Team each of the past 11 seasons. Nowitzki remains the only Mavericks player in franchise history to be named All-NBA First team (4 times: 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007 and 2008-2009.

Nowitzki ranks fourth in scoring among active players behind Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett.

This year, Nowitzki led the Mavericks to a 57-25 record. Dallas became only the fourth franchise in NBA history to win 50 games over 11 consecutive seasons (San Antonio, Boston, L.A. Lakers).

In 10 postseason games against Portland and Los Angeles, Nowitzki is averaging 26.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.6 steals in 38.1 minutes while shooting 49.7 percent from the floor, 60.0 percent from 3-point range and 89.9 percent from the free throw line.