Dirk Nowitzki: 'This is our Game 7'

Updated: June 9, 2011, 6:58 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki, who battled triple-digit temperatures and a sinus infection in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, said Thursday that he's feeling great and will be ready for Game 5 for the Dallas Mavericks.

Nowitzki was back to his jovial, joking self with teammates before Thursday morning's shootaround as the Mavs made final preparations to play the Miami Heat in what will be Dallas' final home game of this unpredictable season.

Already playing with a torn tendon in his left ...

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