Dirk will need to carry a heavy load for the Germans.
GERMANY TEAM PREVIEWFinished in second place in the 2005 European Championship. Ö Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki led all scorers (26.7 ppg) in the tournament, and was the second-leading rebounder (10.8 rpg) and shot blocker (1.8 bpg), earning him MVP honors. Ö The team's strength is its frontline with four former NCAA stars on the roster.
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PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULEAugust 19: Germany vs. Japan
August 20: Germany vs. New Zealand
August 21: Germany vs. Spain
6 p.m. ET, on NBA TV
August 23: Germany vs. Panama
August 24: Germany vs. Angola
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HISTORYMedals: Bronze (1)
Best Finish: Bronze in 2002