After tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the San Antonio Spurs will host the Dallas Mavericks this Friday who may not be with their super-star Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki is still recovering from a knee injury and will sit out tonight’s contest against the Indiana Pacers:
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle wasn’t talking about Dirk Nowitzki and his chances of playing tonight as the Mavs try to snap a two-game skid at the Indiana Pacers.
It is expected that Nowitzki will miss his eighth consecutive game tonight since spraining his right knee on Dec. 27. (source espn.com)
Currently, the Spurs (32-6) sit atop the Southwest Division and have a five-game lead on the second place Mavericks (26-10). Though Friday’s showdown is important for Dallas to close the gap with the Spurs, I’m sure the Mavericks will not risk further injury to Nowitzki and sit him out of the game.