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Dirk Nowitzki To Return Tonight Against Memphis

The Mavericks will have their star forward back tonight. Dirk Nowitzki will make his return to the Mavericks after missing the past nine games with a knee injury according to Earl K. Sneed. Dallas, in that time frame, has gone 2-7 without Nowitzki.

Prior to going down with a knee injury, Nowitzki had helped lead Dallas to a 24-5 start and the Mavericks were looking like legitimate contenders in the Western Conference. The Mavericks have also lost Caron Butler for the season.

There is some bad news, though. Tyson Chandler will miss tonight’s game due to an illness.

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