Dirk Nowitzki out vs. Warriors

Updated: February 1, 2013, 1:55 PM ET
By Joe Kaiser | Special to ESPNDallas.com

OAKLAND, Calif.  Dirk Nowitzki unexpectedly sat out Thursday's game against Golden State with a strained right adductor, marking the first game he's missed since returning to the Dallas Mavericks lineup on Dec. 23.

He explained after the game that the injury actually occurred in the final minutes of Tuesday's game in Portland.

"I felt a little a little pull in the fourth quarter in the Portland game," he said. "I told the trainers about it in the game and was able to ...

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