Thursday , Mar , 29 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Nowitzki struggling with sore left ankle

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dallas Mavericks All-Star forward Dirk
Nowitzki received treatment Thursday for a sore left ankle.

The MVP candidate injured the ankle in the team’s 105-103 victory over
Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Nowitzki, who is averaging a team-best 24.9 points and 9.3 rebounds, twisted
his left ankle with 3:42 remaining in the first half. He came back to play a
minute in the third quarter before departing again.

Nowitzki finished the game with 17 points and is one point shy of 15,000
for his career.

He will be re-evaluated after tomorrow’s shootaround.

DAL