Dirk Nowitzki out for 2 weeks

by March 24, 2008

By Sam Rubenstein

Bad timing for the Mavs… three losses in a row (including Sunday), the Nuggets getting their act together enough to run up the score and make up ground in the Western Conference, and now… Dirk Nowitzki goes down in a nationally televised game when the NBA is on the back burner to March Madness.

In a statement released by the team, Nowitzki said: “I fell awkwardly and my left leg got caught underneath of me. I am going to get re-evaluated in the morning and I hope to have more information then.”

Yeah, but Marc Stein of espn.com – who I believe may also be a blogger, can we get a ruling from the all-important Mark Cuban? – is saying it’s a two-week deal. Looking at the Mavs schedule, there is the big game at Denver on Thursday, but they are done playing the Eastern Conference already.

Can they top last season’s playoff choke of epic proportions with a regular season one? Stay tuned.