The Mavericks dropped game 3 at home to fall behind 2-1 in the best of seven series on Friday night. More than losing the game they may have lost Dirk Nowitzki and center Shawn Bradley for the remainder of the series.
Nowitzki hurt his left knee on Friday night. The MRI showed a sprain to the ligaments that hold the kneecap in place, but no structural damage. He is will not play in game 4, but team physicians hope he could return for a game 5 or 6.