DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle missed Saturday morning's shootaround with a stomach illness and their status for tonight's game against the Milwaukee Bucks is unclear.
Tipoff at American Airlines Center is at 7:30 p.m.
A bug has been going around the Mavs' team in recent weeks and Nowitzki and Carlisle are the latest to catch it. Carlisle was even coughing during a postgame press conference -- due to upper respiratory issues -- following the Mavs' victory over Charlotte on Dec. 3.
Assistant coach Monte Mathis spoke to the media in Carlisle's absence and said: "I feel good. Actually last week I didn't feel good, but I feel good this week.
"A couple of people have fell ill. Hopefully they can get better quick and get back with us.''
-- Dwain Price
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