Mavs' Nowitzki not up to par

Updated: March 12, 2004, 10:20 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
It only hurts in Dallas when Dirk Nowitzki laughs.

"There was a stretch where I couldn't hit an open 15-footer," the forward told the Dallas Morning News back on March 9. "But these times pass."

But after losing to the Sacramento Kings Thursday night by 18 points, Mavericks fans are still waiting.