Sunday , Mar , 06 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Nowitzki sidelined with knee injury

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Dallas Mavericks All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki
missed Sunday’s game against the Houston Rockets because of a knee injury.

The 26-year-old Nowitzki apparently hurt his knee during Friday’s game against
the Los Angeles Lakers. He played 42 minutes in the 108-103 setback and
collected 23 points and 13 rebounds.

Nowitzki, who also missed a contest in November due to an ankle injury, is
scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Monday. In 56 games this season, he is
averaging 26.9 points and 10.1 rebounds — both team-highs.

Meanwhile, guard Michael Finley sat out his second straight game with a
bruised left calf. Finley is averaging 17.6 points over 41 contests this