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The Fast Break: Mavs at Wolves

Dirk Nowitzki exploded in the second quarter, hitting three consecutive 3-pointers toward the end of the frame to cap off a fierce Mavs comeback before the break. It was an evening of impressive offensive performances, but nothing quite can compare to watching the German catch fire from beyond the arc. Here’s the first of his three during that stretch.

Tom Thibodeau’s Wolves play the “ice” defense, which forces pick-and-rolls toward the sideline and away from the middle of the floor. The solution against the scheme is to have the screener pop atop the arc and take the open jump shot.