Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/15/12
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MINNEAPOLIS You've really got to wonder if the words "pain" and "hurt" fail to translate well between English and Montenegrin.Take Nikola Pekovic's first statement after spraining his ankle Monday night in Dallas: "I'm just glad it's not bad. I didn't hurt nothing, just a lot of pain. I'll see how I feel tomorrow."He hurt nothing. But there's pain. So pain doesn't necessarily equal hurt? Maybe not in the way Pekovic approaches this. As someone suggested to me on Twitter today, he's kind of like the black knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a character who's hacked to pieces but continues fighting, insisting over and over that "it's just a flesh wound!"On Thursday, after missing all of the previous night's two-point loss to Charlotte, Pekovic's message was largely the same as on Monday: There's pain, but who cares? He ran in practice, he said, and he doesn't feel like he could do anything to make the ankle worse."Yeah, I got some chance," Pekovic said of the odds of his playi...
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