Dirk Nowitzki said today that expects to play Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder if he doesn't have any setbacks to his right adductor muscle after a rigorous practice on Sunday.
He will take part in the morning shootaround and said if that goes well, he'll be in the lineup after missing two games with the injury.
"I feel OK," Nowitzki said after Sunday's workout in Phoenix. "I went through most of the stuff, a little running, a little shooting. It was pulling a little bit, but as long as it doesn't grab on me and completely tighten up, it's fine. Obviously, the meds had time to kick in over the weekend.
"If there's no setbacks, and I go through the whole shootaround, hopefully I'll get going tomorrow.
"The thing is, at Golden State, it was grabbing when I made a fast move. That's why I couldn't play. If it's just tight or sore, I'm not worried about that. If it can't get any worse, then I want to be out there. If it's like it was today, I'll definitely try to go."
Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki expects to play Monday vs. Oklahoma City
Dallas Morning News | Feb 4