Article Photos: Dirk Nowitzki scores 48 points as Mavericks defeat Thunder 24/39

Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Dallas shoots the ball beside Oklahoma City's Thabo Sefolosha (2) during game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in the NBA basketball playoffs between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman