Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki tossed in return

Updated: January 16, 2011, 2:00 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

MEMPHIS -- Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki made his eagerly awaited return Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies, but then was ejected in the third quarter of his team's 89-70 loss.

With 8:08 left in the third quarter, after getting called for a foul against Memphis forward Zach Randolph, Nowitzki's frustration with his rusty play spilled over. He took two quick technicals from official Eric Dalen and was ejected, finishing with seven points and five rebounds in 15 minutes.

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  • It All Adds Up For Mavs
    Sure Chandler Parsons would be overpaid, but pairing him with Dirk Nowitzki for $25 million would be a great value.