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Dirk Nowitzki to sit Mavs game

Updated: December 29, 2010, 8:49 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki missed Tuesday night's 84-76 loss to Toronto to rest his injured knee, and his status for Thursday's showdown with longtime rival San Antonio is uncertain.

Nowitzki had an MRI exam on his right knee Tuesday morning that revealed a sprain, the team announced. The Mavericks listed him as day to day.

Nowitzki told ESPN.com before undergoing the MRI that he didn't believe the knee sprain -- suffered in Monday night's victory at Oklahoma City ...

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