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Nowitzki scored 27 points (9-14 FG, 4-4 3P, 5-6 FT) with seven rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes during Monday's win over the Celtics.

After a 2-for-10 start to the season from three point range, Nowitzki found his form on Monday. The 36-year-old still has plenty of life in him, and with Chandler Parsons helping to shoulder some of the offensive load the big German might be able to maintain his usual production in slightly reduced minutes.

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Nowitzki scored 17 points Saturday in a win over New Orleans. He added six rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes of action.

Nowitzki's shot was a bit off as the former MVP connected on 8-of-19 from the field. He particularly struggled from behind the arc where he finished 0-for-5.

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Nowitzki scored 21 points (9-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) in the Mavericks' blowout win over the Jazz.

Nowitzki was held to just 24 minutes, but owners have no need to worry. This game was over after the first half, and the Mavericks allowed their entire bench to play in the second half. Nowitzki has been dominant through two games this season.

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Nowitzki scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting Tuesday. He added six rebounds and two assists in the loss to San Antonio.

Nowitzki was efficient in his 32 minutes played and connected on a late basket to temporally give Dallas the lead. He remains a top-rated fantasy weapon.

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Nowitzki scored 16 points Friday in a preseason win over the Magic. He finished 5-of-10 from the field, including 4-of-7 from behind the arc.

The Mavericks treated this game as a tuneup for the regular season with the five members of the starting unit each playing over 20 minutes. Nowitzki has looked sharp in preseason and remains a top fantasy option.

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Nowitzki will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Pelicans, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Nowitzki is not dealing with an injury, and he'll simply take the night off to rest. He could play Friday against Orlando, though he previously stated he plans to rest for that contest as well.

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Nowitzki (rest) won't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Pacers, the Star-Telegram reports.

The Mavericks played an exhibition Friday night, so the short turnaround certainly isn't worth the bother in the preseason. As an aging veteran, Nowitzki will be allowed to rest to preserve his energy for the 2014-15 campaign.

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Nowitzki scored 16 points and collected nine rebounds Friday in a preseason win over Cleveland. He added three steals and two assists.

Nowitzki looked comfortable playing alongside all four of the projected starters for the first time this season. He remains an efficient and valuable fantasy weapon.

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Nowitzki returned from a right hip contusion Sunday in Dallas' preseason win over Indiana. He finished with 7-of-11 shots from the field and pulled in five rebounds.

Nowitzki was impressive and showed little signs of being bothered by the hip injury. Nowitzki plans on working closely with team athletic trainer Casey Smith to keep his legs fresh throughout the season.

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Nowitzki (hip) went through shootaround Friday and is expected to play Sunday against the Pacers, NBA.com's Earl K. Sneed reports.

This is in line with previous reports about Nowitzki's timetable for return, and his status for the start of the regular season does not appear to be in doubt.