Found January 22, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
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No Dirk Nowitzki, oh no what are we going to do? Well according to Rick Carlisle, other guys are going to have to step up to the plate and cover both ends of the court and pull off the win without their all-star player. Prior to tonight’s game, Carlisle advised the media that he was sitting Dirk for the next four games due to knee issues or should I say, conditioning issues and not rest issues; as a matter of fact, Dirk will be as it sounds doing a type of 2 a day practices to get himself in better shape. Dirk himself admitted earlier in the season that he was not where he really wanted himself to be; he did play for the German National team, but did take some time off before that since he had played into June since the Mavs were in the NBA Finals, then after his international play, took some time off before he started working out on his own not knowing where the lockout was going to take him or when it was going to end. I have listened to a lot of commentators talking about the gam...
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