DALLAS, TX (Sporting Alert) — Dirk Nowitzki will play for the Dallas Mavericks against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers at American Airlines Center on Friday night.
Nowitzki had been a doubt for the clash with a sprained left ankle, but has been cleared to play after being worked on and taped by the Dallas (19-13) medical staff.
The forward, who skipped the Mavericks’ morning shootaround Friday, picked up the sprain ankle in the first minute of the 87-78 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
Nowitzki leads his team this season in scoring at 20.9 points per game.
Dallas has won its last three games and will be looking to make up some ground on those ahead of them in the Western Conference.
Dallas Team: Jose Calderon (PG) Monta Ellis (SG) Shawn Marion (SF) Dirk Nowitzki (PF) Samuel Dalembert (C)
Clippers Team: Chris Paul (PG) Jamal Crawford (SG) Jared Dudley (SF) Blake Griffin (PF) DeAndre Jordan (C)