27 Total Quotes

Dirk Nowitzki Quotes

Dirk Nowitzki
Obviously, it's a little different shooting off the rack. Game shots are totally different.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Game

Dirk Nowitzki
I want to take that one back at the end of regulation that I missed. I kind of rushed that one when the score was tied.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Kind

Dirk Nowitzki
This will be one of the longest trips I've ever taken in my eight years in the NBA. We were focused and I thought me moved the ball around better than we have in a while. Honestly, the Rockets have a lot of guys out, but these kinds of wins don't come easy.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Nba

Dirk Nowitzki
We all know you just can't have energy and play well for 82 games. All the good teams have letdowns.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Energy

Dirk Nowitzki
Italy was simply the luckier team and we did not play smartly in the second half.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Italy

Dirk Nowitzki
I thought we just slept right through [the game]. They were aggressive and came out on fire, and we just couldn't get anything going.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Fire

Dirk Nowitzki
It's great how he has this relationship with the players. He's very tough. But he's also very loyal to his players. And he treats everybody the same. One game, he yelled at me like I've never been yelled at. But it doesn't matter. He yells at everybody, and after the game, it's over. Nobody really takes it personally.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Loyal

Dirk Nowitzki
Every game was hard fought. I think they are a well-coached team. It's going to be a fun series.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Fun

Dirk Nowitzki
It's his first year. He also has to improve and keep working on stuff and learning as we go, and he did a great job picking things up. He has Del on his staff and he knows everything -- not only about basketball, but life.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Learning

Dirk Nowitzki
It?s a lot better than being down 0-2 like last year. Anything is possible in sports. We expect them to come out swinging on Saturday.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Sports

Dirk Nowitzki
We have to show some killer instinct, and we can't be satisfied being up 2-0. All we did was win at home. Memphis is a tough team at home, and we have to be aggressive like we were the first two games here.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Instinct

Dirk Nowitzki
You want the extra rest. It's very important. We came out aggressive and set the tone. We didn't want momentum to change. When you have a chance to end a series early you want to do it. You want the extra rest.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Rest

Dirk Nowitzki
Our defense is working good. We prided ourselves on that all season long. Now we have to sit back and keep working in practice and see what happens.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Defense

Dirk Nowitzki
You should always set high goals, so we are seeking a medal.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Goals

Dirk Nowitzki
We've been able to to stay in games even though not much has been working on offense. But we've pulled ourselves together, and we've been able to fight back.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Games

Dirk Nowitzki
You hate to see players go down, but injuries are part of the game.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Hate

Dirk Nowitzki
He's a very explosive scorer off the bench. With him back, our bench gets more production. It should be fun.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Fun

Dirk Nowitzki
Actually, that was on my mind. After the New Orleans game they told me that I tied the record. When I went up to the line, I thought about that and tried to take some extra time, really concentrate hard and I got it. We never really play for individual records, but with this franchise there were a lot of great shooters and it's an honor to have that record and hopefully I can keep going.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Mind

Dirk Nowitzki
Damp had a couple of big blocks and really anchored our defense down the stretch. We had to get a couple of stops down the stretch and that's what we did. We're at our best when everybody is moving because they keep swinging the ball around but nothing's there.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Defense

Dirk Nowitzki
We still make it hard on ourselves.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Hard

Dirk Nowitzki
Obviously we don't mind him scoring 30 or 40 when he shoots the ball 30, 35 times. The last two times, he's been very, very efficient with his scoring and shooting percentage. We'd like to make it harder on him, make him take tough shots and find the other guys some.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Mind

Dirk Nowitzki
We really like what we're doing. More than anything, we're working on consistency at the defensive end.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Consistency

Dirk Nowitzki
More than anything, we know that basketball is not only a U.S. sport anymore. It's become global over the years. We have people from China in the league, we have Africans in the league, we have Europeans in the league. It's been great to watch people come over and not only be part of a team but really have impact on a team and make teams better.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Basketball

Dirk Nowitzki
More than anything, we know that basketball is not only a U.S. sport anymore.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Basketball

Dirk Nowitzki
It's tough to win games like that. We really got lucky.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Games

Dirk Nowitzki
It's going to be a big game, a fun game. That's about all it is. But there's a big difference in being the first seed and the fourth seed. All we can do is go for it. Even if we should lose, there's a lot of basketball to be played.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Fun

Dirk Nowitzki
We'll have to get used to hotels and hostile crowds again. It should be good.
Dirk Nowitzki
#Crowd