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Shot isn't biggest concern with injury

Bum finger could pose problem for Dirk Nowitzki on go-to moves to his left

Updated: June 2, 2011, 8:51 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

MIAMI -- Dirk Nowitzki says the middle finger on his left hand with the torn tendon doesn't throb as badly as he thought it would. He's even optimistic a tape job and not a restrictive splint will do the trick.

The Miami Heat say they have no intention of letting up their defensive swarming of the Dallas Mavericks' sweet-shooting 7-footer. As far as the Heat are concerned, Nowitzki is 100 percent healthy and 110 percent dangerous.

"There's no feelings that he isn't at the level that ...

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