Nowitzki-less Mavs off to great start

Historically, the Dallas Mavericks' offense has gone completely off the rails any time Dirk Nowitzki is out. Over the past three seasons, they've been about eight points per 100 possessions worse once they subtract Nowitzki -- 9.1 last season, 10.1 the season before, 5.5 in 2009-10 and 6.6 in 2008-09.