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Dirk warms up down the stretch

Mavericks' star gets support, keeps momentum strong in quest for No. 2 seed

Updated: April 11, 2010, 6:00 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dirk Nowitzki didn't have a chance to answer the question about whether he hoped to get some rest before the playoffs like other superstars around the league.

"He's got all summer to rest!" Jason Terry roared from a nearby locker.

Nowitzki responded with a smile and a nod. Does he look like a dude that needs a few days off? His legs looked awfully fresh while he poured in 40 and 39 points on consecutive nights.

In the grind-it-out win Friday night ...

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