DALLAS(AP) Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks is out indefinitely with a high ankle sprain and a mildly sprained knee.
It's a blow to the Mavericks' title hopes - and perhaps their chances of making the playoffs. The team announced the diagnosis Monday, the day after the reigning MVP was injured during a game against San Antonio.
The Mavs have lost three straight, continuing a spiral since adding Jason Kidd. They are only 9-8 with the All-Star point guard and hold a half-game lead over Golden State for the No. 7 seed.
7. Dallas 4.0
8. Golden State 4.5
9. Denver 6.0
Mavs schedule: LAC H/A DEN A GS H/A LAL A PHX A SEA H/A
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Nug schedule: DAL H GS H/H PHX H/A SAC H SEA A LAC A UTAH A
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not only a possibility of geting to playoffs but also chance of being a 7 seed!