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Dirk Nowitzki has knee drained again

Updated: October 12, 2012, 4:19 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki practiced Friday after having his sore right knee drained for the second time this month. Arthroscopic surgery remains a possibility if the swelling returns.

Nowitzki, 34, did not play in the Mavericks' preseason loss Tuesday to FC Barcelona Regal in Spain because of swelling and soreness in the knee, which bothered him early last season before he took four games off to work on his conditioning. After that, Nowitzki mentioned that he might need to get ...

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