For those of you that choose to live under a rock and don't already know, Dirk Nowitzki had himself quite a game last night. In the opening match of the Western Conference Finals, Dirk managed to shoot 12/15 from the field and 24/24 from the charity stripe for a grand total of 48 points. He wasn't too shabby on the defensive end either, locking down 6 rebounds and ratcheting 4 blocks. Mr. Miss Universe Barea also had himself quite a game, putting in 21 points while playing only 16 minutes. Nowitzki further helped out his team by keeping the Thunder big men in foul trouble all night. Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefalosha, Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins, and even Nazr Mohammed all took turns trying to guard the feathery haired German, and he continued to brush them all to the wayside. Someone go back in time to 1996 and get Shawn Kemp on the phone and bring him to Oklahoma City, because right now, that's about the only hope the Thunder have of getting back into this series.