"But, as you guys might expect, this is my last home game", Nowitzki said in the post game ceremony. "That's obviously my hometown, but it doesn't really matter", White said.
The final game of Nowitzki's storied career will be tonight against the Spurs.
The NBA's highest-scoring foreign-born player broke Kobe Bryant's record of 20 seasons with the same franchise, although it took longer than expected because of setbacks following ankle surgery that sidelined Nowitzki for the first 26 games.
"Everybody, players, fans, coaches and staff got to witness history watching him play his last game", San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said.
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The German power forward played all 21 seasons with the Mavericks.
In addition, the Dallas Mavericks legend also had 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal in 32 minutes.
"I feel like everybody's focus went up a little bit because we understand what's right around the corner".
The only 7-footer to win the All-Star 3-point shooting contest was the first player of his size to be a legitimate threat behind the arc. Nowitzki's influence on the National Basketball Association is seen everyday with the increase of big guys shooting from the perimeter.
Dallas played the finale without sensational rookie Luca Doncic, who was ruled out of the game about an hour before tipoff with a bruised left thigh.
Nowitzki went on to thank owner Mark Cuban and the entire Mavericks staff, not only for this season but for the last 21 years.