5 years ago

Dirk Nowitzki (groin) expects to play on Monday as long as he doesn't experience any setbacks before tipoff.

This is much better than the "questionable" tag he was previously slapped with, and beat writer Earl Sneed confirmed that Nowitzki is expected to play, though it doesn't sound as if Dirk is 100 percent. "I feel OK," Nowitzki said. "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."