Mavs’ Nowitzki To Return Against Nets


Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is usually close to the vest in terms of his lineup but said that Dirk Nowitzki, who sat out Wednesday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors, will return to action Friday against the Brooklyn Nets.

At 8-1, the Nets have the best record in the league since Jan. 1.

“It’ll be good,” Carlisle said of Nowitzki’s return. “It’ll help us a lot. You can’t replace a top-12 all-time player.”

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