Found February 02, 2012 on SLAM Online:
During the Dallas Mavericks’ loss to the OKC Thunder last night, Dirk Nowitzki posted the worst shooting night of his season so far (8 points on 2-15 shooting). And until he gets his body right, Nowitzki knows the personal struggles will continue, but hopes that he can turn things around soon. From the Star-Telegram: “So, what’s wrong with Nowitzki? ‘I’ve just got to keep on working, come in at night like what I always do,” Nowitzki said. ‘I lift on off days and get my shots up and just keep on working, and keep working in the right direction. I think it’s going to come eventually. I can’t tell you how long it’s going to take, but eventually it’s going to come back.’ The Mavs know they must be careful with Nowitzki, who has carried this team for quite some time. But nights like Wednesday night must leave them scratching their heads. ‘At this point we’ve all got to be patient,’ coach Rick Carlisle said. ‘The medical aspect to this, I can’t speak to. I’m not a doctor. But th

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