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Head-to-Head: Games Played Between Dirk Nowitzki and Shaquille O'Neal

This is the detail of NBA games in which Dirk Nowitzki and Shaquille O'Neal played against each other, including head-to-head record, stats average, game highs and game-by-game data both in the Regular Season and Playoffs.

They faced each other a total of 35 times in NBA games. Shaquille O'Neal has a 22-13 winning record over Dirk Nowitzki, including a 4-2 record in Playoffs.

Games Played Against Each Other

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2019-20
Dirk Nowitzki:
1999 to 2019
Shaquille O'Neal:
1993 to 2011
35 Games played
29 in Regular Season
6 in Playoffs

Summary of Victories

Games Won in Regular Season in Playoffs
Dirk Nowitzki
13
11
2
Shaquille O'Neal
22
18
4

Stats in Games Between Them

Averages
Player
Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Dirk Nowitzki 23.5 9.7 2.3 0.9 1.0
Shaquille O'Neal 22.9 11.2 2.3 0.4 1.4
Game Highs
Player
Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Dirk Nowitzki 41 22 6 3 3
Shaquille O'Neal 46 20 5 2 3
Games with better stats than the other player...
Player
Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Dirk Nowitzki 16

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14

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15

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20

games
9

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Shaquille O'Neal 18

games
20

games
13

games
9

games
14

games
Both had same stat 1

game
1

game
7

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6

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12

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Head To Head Games Played: One by One

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- 1998-99 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Feb. 17, 1999
1. Mavericks 88   Dirk Nowitzki 7 4 3 0 1 1 2 24 2-10 .200 0-0 - 3-4 .750
Lakers 101   Shaquille O'Neal 24 12 2 1 2 2 1 27 10-15 .667 0-0 - 4-6 .667
May. 03, 1999
2. Mavericks 102   Dirk Nowitzki 8 1 0 0 0 1 6 15 3-6 .500 0-0 - 2-4 .500
Lakers 115   Shaquille O'Neal 26 11 0 1 0 0 4 31 10-14 .714 0-0 - 6-10 .600
- 1999-00 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Nov. 07, 1999
3. Mavericks 97   Dirk Nowitzki 20 9 0 0 1 2 5 31 6-10 .600 2-4 .500 6-6 1.000
Lakers 105   Shaquille O'Neal 30 20 1 1 1 2 5 37 10-14 .714 0-0 - 10-23 .435
Nov. 09, 1999
4. Mavericks 101   Dirk Nowitzki 6 6 2 2 1 1 2 23 2-10 .200 0-0 - 2-2 1.000
Lakers 123   Shaquille O'Neal 27 10 2 0 3 7 5 38 12-16 .750 0-0 - 3-14 .214
Dec. 27, 1999
5. Mavericks 106   Dirk Nowitzki 30 6 1 1 1 0 5 38 10-16 .625 5-7 .714 5-5 1.000
Lakers 108   Shaquille O'Neal 35 14 3 0 3 7 4 40 14-26 .538 0-0 - 7-10 .700
Apr. 18, 2000
6. Mavericks 112   Dirk Nowitzki 10 6 1 3 0 0 1 28 5-14 .357 0-0 - 0-0 -
Lakers 102   Shaquille O'Neal 38 20 3 0 2 5 3 43 15-25 .600 0-0 - 8-19 .421
- 2000-01 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Dec. 03, 2000
7. Mavericks 97   Dirk Nowitzki 25 11 1 0 3 5 1 38 9-16 .563 2-6 .333 5-6 .833
Lakers 99   Shaquille O'Neal 25 14 3 0 1 2 5 38 10-19 .526 0-0 - 5-19 .263
Dec. 22, 2000
8. Mavericks 103   Dirk Nowitzki 29 10 2 0 0 1 5 46 9-15 .600 0-3 .000 11-15 .733
Lakers 108   Shaquille O'Neal 28 9 2 2 0 4 5 41 9-14 .643 0-0 - 10-20 .500
Feb. 20, 2001
9. Mavericks 109   Dirk Nowitzki 25 8 0 1 2 1 3 41 10-18 .556 2-4 .500 3-3 1.000
Lakers 119   Shaquille O'Neal 29 11 2 1 2 1 4 35 9-17 .529 0-0 - 11-15 .733
Mar. 30, 2001
10. Mavericks 89   Dirk Nowitzki 24 9 3 2 1 0 2 40 7-13 .538 3-5 .600 7-12 .583
Lakers 98   Shaquille O'Neal 35 13 4 1 2 5 4 40 11-19 .579 0-0 - 13-17 .765
- 2001-02 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Dec. 05, 2001
11. Mavericks 94   Dirk Nowitzki 33 14 3 0 3 1 4 42 12-20 .600 3-5 .600 6-8 .750
Lakers 98   Shaquille O'Neal 46 15 2 1 1 3 4 40 18-23 .783 0-0 - 10-22 .455
Feb. 03, 2002
12. Mavericks 94   Dirk Nowitzki 19 15 1 3 1 1 3 42 6-17 .353 0-5 .000 7-10 .700
Lakers 101   Shaquille O'Neal 31 13 3 0 1 2 3 39 12-20 .600 0-0 - 7-9 .778
Mar. 17, 2002
13. Mavericks 103   Dirk Nowitzki 17 10 4 1 1 2 5 44 6-16 .375 4-7 .571 1-2 .500
Lakers 105   Shaquille O'Neal 28 9 4 0 1 2 3 42 13-18 .722 0-0 - 2-6 .333
Mar. 19, 2002
14. Mavericks 114   Dirk Nowitzki 19 11 3 1 0 2 4 45 5-16 .313 2-4 .500 7-8 .875
Lakers 98   Shaquille O'Neal 32 10 2 0 0 5 4 38 13-23 .565 0-0 - 6-9 .667
- 2002-03 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Dec. 06, 2002
15. Mavericks 103   Dirk Nowitzki 21 12 3 2 1 2 2 43 6-11 .545 4-4 1.000 5-7 .714
Lakers 105   Shaquille O'Neal 26 11 2 1 3 4 5 40 8-12 .667 0-0 - 10-18 .556
Apr. 03, 2003
16. Mavericks 89   Dirk Nowitzki 25 22 2 1 0 3 4 47 7-21 .333 1-6 .167 10-10 1.000
Lakers 100   Shaquille O'Neal 31 17 1 0 3 5 2 40 11-19 .579 0-0 - 9-12 .750
Apr. 08, 2003
17. Mavericks 99   Dirk Nowitzki 26 9 2 1 0 3 1 40 8-20 .400 2-7 .286 8-8 1.000
Lakers 108   Shaquille O'Neal 14 10 1 0 1 1 3 33 6-14 .429 0-0 - 2-6 .333
- 2003-04 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Oct. 28, 2003
18. Mavericks 93   Dirk Nowitzki 19 13 1 1 1 3 2 33 5-17 .294 0-6 .000 9-12 .750
Lakers 109   Shaquille O'Neal 16 9 5 0 1 3 4 32 8-15 .533 0-0 - 0-4 .000
Dec. 12, 2003
19. Mavericks 110   Dirk Nowitzki 27 12 5 1 1 1 3 46 10-22 .455 1-2 .500 6-6 1.000
Lakers 93   Shaquille O'Neal 25 14 1 0 2 5 5 34 7-7 1.000 0-0 - 11-24 .458
- 2004-05 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Nov. 11, 2004
20. Mavericks 113   Dirk Nowitzki 41 10 4 0 2 2 2 42 12-24 .500 4-7 .571 13-13 1.000
Heat 93   Shaquille O'Neal 22 10 1 0 3 2 5 30 8-13 .615 0-0 - 6-14 .429
Feb. 01, 2005
21. Mavericks 109   Dirk Nowitzki 19 7 4 1 3 1 3 39 8-15 .533 0-1 .000 3-3 1.000
Heat 104   Shaquille O'Neal 25 13 5 0 3 3 3 38 11-18 .611 0-0 - 3-5 .600
- 2005-06 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Feb. 09, 2006
22. Mavericks 112   Dirk Nowitzki 27 4 1 0 2 0 2 31 11-16 .688 2-3 .667 3-4 .750
Heat 76   Shaquille O'Neal 23 8 1 0 1 3 2 27 9-12 .750 0-0 - 5-6 .833
- 2006 Playoffs - NBA Finals -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Jun. 08, 2006
23. Mavericks 90   Dirk Nowitzki 16 10 4 3 0 2 2 39 4-14 .286 2-4 .500 6-6 1.000
Heat 80   Shaquille O'Neal 17 7 5 0 0 2 4 38 8-11 .727 0-0 - 1-9 .111
Jun. 11, 2006
24. Mavericks 99   Dirk Nowitzki 26 16 4 0 2 1 2 41 8-16 .500 0-2 .000 10-11 .909
Heat 85   Shaquille O'Neal 5 6 2 0 0 2 1 28 2-5 .400 0-0 - 1-7 .143
Jun. 13, 2006
25. Mavericks 96   Dirk Nowitzki 30 7 1 0 0 3 5 45 9-20 .450 2-7 .286 10-12 .833
Heat 98   Shaquille O'Neal 16 11 5 1 2 7 3 37 6-9 .667 0-0 - 4-6 .667
Jun. 15, 2006
26. Mavericks 74   Dirk Nowitzki 16 9 1 1 0 4 2 41 2-14 .143 1-5 .200 11-13 .846
Heat 98   Shaquille O'Neal 17 13 3 0 2 3 4 30 6-8 .750 0-0 - 5-10 .500
Jun. 18, 2006
27. Mavericks 100   Dirk Nowitzki 20 8 3 0 0 2 4 49 8-19 .421 0-4 .000 4-5 .800
OT Heat 101   Shaquille O'Neal 18 12 1 2 0 3 5 47 8-12 .667 0-0 - 2-12 .167
Jun. 20, 2006
28. Mavericks 92   Dirk Nowitzki 29 15 2 0 2 1 5 47 10-22 .455 1-2 .500 8-8 1.000
Heat 95   Shaquille O'Neal 9 12 1 0 1 2 5 30 4-11 .364 0-0 - 1-4 .250
- 2006-07 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Feb. 22, 2007
29. Mavericks 112   Dirk Nowitzki 31 11 6 1 2 3 2 38 11-17 .647 0-1 .000 9-9 1.000
Heat 100   Shaquille O'Neal 17 8 1 0 1 1 3 25 6-10 .600 0-0 - 5-10 .500
- 2007-08 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Apr. 06, 2008
30. Mavericks 105   Dirk Nowitzki 32 12 1 2 0 3 4 38 11-23 .478 1-3 .333 9-10 .900
Suns 98   Shaquille O'Neal 13 13 1 1 2 2 4 34 6-11 .545 0-0 - 1-1 1.000
- 2008-09 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Dec. 04, 2008
31. Mavericks 112   Dirk Nowitzki 39 9 2 0 1 2 3 38 17-25 .680 2-3 .667 3-3 1.000
Suns 97   Shaquille O'Neal 4 5 2 1 1 0 2 26 1-6 .167 0-0 - 2-2 1.000
Jan. 09, 2009
32. Mavericks 100   Dirk Nowitzki 19 7 2 1 0 3 3 34 5-12 .417 1-2 .500 8-8 1.000
Suns 128   Shaquille O'Neal 25 10 0 0 2 2 2 27 9-15 .600 0-0 - 7-7 1.000
Mar. 10, 2009
33. Mavericks 122   Dirk Nowitzki 34 13 4 1 2 3 1 38 13-27 .481 0-0 - 8-8 1.000
Suns 117   Shaquille O'Neal 21 8 1 0 1 2 3 33 9-10 .900 0-0 - 3-7 .429
Apr. 05, 2009
34. Mavericks 140   Dirk Nowitzki 28 3 4 0 1 2 1 29 10-12 .833 1-1 1.000 7-8 .875
Suns 116   Shaquille O'Neal 14 7 3 1 0 2 2 27 6-9 .667 0-0 - 2-5 .400
- 2009-10 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Nov. 28, 2009
35. Mavericks 95   Dirk Nowitzki 27 9 2 1 1 2 3 42 10-19 .526 0-0 - 7-9 .778
Cavaliers 111   Shaquille O'Neal 9 6 4 0 0 4 4 25 4-10 .400 0-0 - 1-4 .250
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