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Fox Sports Southwest:
Coach Rick Carlisle playfully seemed prepared to cite HIPAA laws in refusing to detail an injury sustained by Dirk Nowitzki in Sunday's 96-91 win at Portland. 'There are laws against me talking about it to you bleepers,' Rick told the media. But Dirk himself revealed he's got an ankle injury but pledged to 'be fine' for the Mavs' next game.
The Dallas Mavericks held a 20-point going into the final quarter in Portland, reason enough to allow Dirk Nowitzki the rest of the night off.
But even as Dallas had to hang on for what would be a 96-91 win that keeps alive the club's slim hopes for the playoffs, Dirk remained under wraps.
Turns out, he complained of stiffness in the ankle in the second quarter, has team medical personnel work on it at halftime, was not much of a factor in the third and turned cheerleader in the fourth.
"I'll be fine," he said after the game, indicating the ankle problem may be related to his bone-spur issues. "I'll definitely play Wednesday."
Carlisle had initially said it was a problem with Dirk's foot, but also suggested that while the team is obligated to not "mess around" which such things, the injury is not a serious one. Dirk, who considers himself a "quick healer" after frequently battling through ankle ailments in his career, played 24 minutes and was 2-of-7 shooting for six points.
The Mavs are 38-39, 2.5 games back of Utah (in eighth) and three games back of the Lakers (in ninth). Dallas
BEST OF MAXIM
With the Dallas Mavericks season hanging in the balance, they only have 6 games left to try and make it to the playoffs for a 13 consecutive year, but without winning the majority of their games left and getting some help from the Lakers and Jazz ahead of them in the standings, their chances are very slim in getting over that hump, but don’t completely count them out yet.
Dirk Nowitzki will be a free agent after next season, bringing his future with the Mavericks into question.
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FOX Sports Southwest announced it has made arrangements with KTXA (TXA 21) and the Dallas Mavericks to move two Mavericks telecasts on Sunday, April 14 at New Orleans (5:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, April 17 vs. the Hornets at the American Airlines Center (7:00 p.m.) to TXA 21 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
The games originally were on FOX Sports Southwest's schedule. TXA 21's coverage...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Those beards aren't coming off yet.
Chris Kaman scored a season-high 26 points and the unshaven Dallas Mavericks boosted their faint playoff hopes with a 96-91 victory over the slumping Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
Kaman added 11 rebounds for the Mavericks, who were 2 games back of Utah for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference...
The Dallas Mavericks are well aware time is running out if they want to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time since 2000, but they seemingly have a favorable schedule down the stretch.
They conclude a four-game road trip Sunday night versus the Portland Trail Blazers, who have lost seven straight and are guaranteed to miss the postseason for a second consecutive year.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Chris Kaman scored a season-high 26 points and the Dallas Mavericks boosted their faint playoff hopes with a 96-91 victory over the slumping Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/mavericks-hold-on-for-9691-win-over-portland-yahoo-sports
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