Here’s the Dallas Morning News blog reporting on veteran Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, who is sitting tonight’s game against the Bucks out in order to rest his body and maintain health:
Nowitzki fought through tightness in his back during most of the double-overtime win at Chicago on Tuesday night.
When he woke up Wednesday in Milwaukee, he said he felt pretty good. But the decision was made with a busy schedule upcoming that a second rest day in three games was appropriate. The Milwaukee game is the second of six games in nine days for the Mavericks.
“We got almost the most games in the Western Conference and we got some tough games (upcoming),” Nowitzki said. “We got a back-to-back next week that obviously I plan on playing. So I guess it’s the best, especially after double-OT last night, to take a night off and rest and get ready for Friday for myself.”