1. Facing Heat, Dirk's Recovery Looks Good
By Michael WallaceESPN.com
MIAMI -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has a unique way of gauging Dirk Nowitzki's progress as he works his way back into rhythm after recently returning from knee surgery.
For now, the process involves placing little emphasis on the numbers Nowitzki produces on any postgame stat sheet.
"Because he's been out so long it's got to be at least a three-week period of him ...
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