Dirk Nowitzki did not practice Thursday to rest his sprained left ankle after making his big return last night in the key victory over Golden State. After a night's sleep, Nowitzki seems to be recovering fine.
Here's coach Avery Johnson's assessment of Dirk after Thursday's workout:
"Sore, but no major setbacks and that's what we were hoping and praying for. He looked pretty good this morning, the ankled looks pretty good, but again, he didn't do anything today but come out and walk through a few plays. But, we'll see how he continues to feel tomorrow. We just hope we catch a break and he can continue to at least keep it stable where it is right now and maybe we'll get to a point where he can play more minutes. But, if not, we'll take 24 or 26 minutes."
-- Jeff Caplan