Looks like Dirk will play and of course start. #mavs— Mark Followill (@MFollowill) January 29, 2012
After originally being scheduled to miss only four games there was some doubt whether Nowitzki would make his return against the Spurs. Dallas has been battling injuries of late with Jason Kidd down for at least a week with a calf injury and Delonte West sitting out Friday's game with a strained hamstring. Vince Carter made his return to the lineup on Friday night after suffering a sprained foot.
Nowitzki has played in 16 games for the Mavericks this season and is averaging 17.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.