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Nowitzki was chosen Thursday to his 11th straight All-Star game, with coaches overlooking the lowest scoring average since his second NBA season in favor of his long-term excellence.
”It was a tough road back to full health for me, but I am honored that the coaches thought enough of me to make me an All-Star,” Nowitzki said in a statement. ”It has been a privilege to represent the Mavericks organization over the last decade and I look forward to doing it again in Orlando.”
Paul Pierce will join him despite his own slow start caused by a foot injury and was picked for the 10th time.