Monday , Mar , 07 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Nowitzki day-to-day with sore knee

=== Nowitzki day-to-day with sore knee ===

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dallas Mavericks All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki
underwent an MRI exam on his left knee Monday and the results were
negative. He is listed as day-to-day with a sore knee.

The 26-year-old Nowitzki apparently hurt the 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 then sat out Sunday’s game against the Houston Rockets as well as
Monday’s contest versus Toronto. He also missed a game in November due to
an ankle injury.

In 56 contests this season, Nowitzki is averaging 26.9 points and 10.1
rebounds — both team-highs.

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

Finally, guard Jerry Stackhouse missed Monday’s contest with a strained right
groin. Stackhouse is third on the club in scoring, averging 15.6 points in 45
games.

DAL