DALLAS -- That illness which prevented Dirk Nowitzki from playing last Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks obviously didn't slow him down during Wednesday's 105-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at American Airlines Center.
Nowitzki tallied a game-high 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds, handed out five assists, collected two steals and blocked a shot while converting 9-of-15 baskets against the Grizzlies. Afterwards, the 11-time All-Star was all smiles following his workmanlike 27-minute performance.
"I felt fine out there,'' Nowitzki said. "It's obviously not what I planned on Saturday, but the good thing was I didn't feel great Monday in practice, I was still weak.
"By Tuesday I was a lot better and today I felt fine like nothing happened. I used the break, I guess, to get healthy.''
-- Dwain Price
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