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Dirk Nowitzki sits out with sore knee

Updated: October 10, 2012, 10:06 AM ET
By Chuck Cooperstein | ESPNDallas.com

BARCELONA, Spain -- Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki (sore right knee) did not play in the team's 99-85 preseason loss to FC Barcelona Regal on Tuesday.

Nowitzki played 34 minutes in the Mavericks' 89-84 victory against Alba Berlin in Berlin on Saturday. He scored 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting but then saw his knee swell after practice Monday.

"Unfortunately, the last two days it didn't respond great," Nowitzki said after Tuesday's loss. "There was some swelling ...

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