Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/8/13
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 h...
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