Suns catch break with Nowitzki out

Jan 23, 2012, 6:48 PM | Updated: 8:04 pm

The Suns are catching another break on their grueling road
trip with Dirk Nowitzki being held out of Monday’s game
against Dallas.

The Suns, who are 6-9, look to go over .500 for the road
trip. With Nowitzki out tonight, the Suns will have played
teams missing a key player in four out of the five games.

The Spurs didn’t have Manu Ginobili, the Bulls were
without MVP Derrick Rose, the Celtics missed All-Star
point guard Rajon Rondo, and now the Mavericks will be
without last season’s Finals MVP.

Nowitzki helped the 10-7 Mavs beat the Suns earlier in the
season with his 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists on
January 4.

Monday’s game is the 2nd of four games that Nowitzki is
being held out. According to Eddie Sefko of The Dallas
Morning News
, Nowitzki will miss four games because of
knee and conditioning issues.

A win against Dirk-less Dallas would still be a win, so
don’t expect the Suns to apologize for catching another
break on the schedule.

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