Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is shooting 48.9% from the field and 41% from three-point range this season. (Tannen Maury / EPA)

The Clippers could get a break against Dallas tonight if Dirk Nowitzki is unable to play.

The Mavericks said Nowitzki, who has a sprained left ankle, is listed as questionable for the game against the Clippers at American Airlines Center, and that his status would be a game-time decision

He was injured two days ago when the Mavericks played the Wizards in Washington.

Nowitzki didn’t take part in Dallas’ shoot-around Friday, but he did ride a stationary bike.

The 16-year veteran is averaging 20.9 points per game this season.

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