Nowitzki comes up empty in big spot

Updated: April 27, 2004, 12:37 PM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
The good news is that after a week and a half of postseason action, Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki is leading all playoff participants in scoring at 25.5 points per game.

The bad news is that the Mavericks are about to be eliminated from the playoffs and it's all Dirk's fault.

As Dallas Morning News columnist Tim Cowlishaw put it: "Nowitzki came up softest of all in a 94-92 loss to Sacramento that gave the Kings a commanding 3-1 lead in the series."