On offense, Diaw was quite disappointing. He was being passive and wasn’t moving the ball around as well as he usually does. He finished the game with four points on two for eight shooting, two rebounds, and two assists.
On defense, Diaw was a completely different man. He played physical defense against Dirk Nowitzki, refusing to back down. He held his position and stood tall against every shot Nowitzki put up. To be fair, Nowitzki wasn’t playing his best, but Diaw was a big part for that reason.
Nowitzki finished the game only making four of his 14 shots. Diaw wasn’t the only defender who guarded him, but he played some tough defense when he was on the Big German.