Dirk Nowitzki looked a bit drained after the game. His team, the Dallas Mavericks, had just lost 87-104 against the Atlanta Hawks. The German basketball star had scored only four points last Thursday.
“Man, Dennis was really good today,” the 36-year-old player said as he sat down on the bench in the locker room.
Dennis Schroder is a point guard with the Atlanta Hawks. He has outperformed Mr. Nowitzki in their past two encounters on the court. “I don’t know why but he’s at the top of his game when he plays against us,” Mr. Nowitzki said.
Mr. Schroder has made it no secret that he’s particularly motivated when he competes against his fellow German.