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Dirk Nowitzki went through the Dallas Mavericks' full practice session Monday and showed no signs of pain after he turned his left ankle late in Saturday's game.
With the Mavs not slated to play again until their season finale Wednesday, the ankle should be a non-issue. Given the report from practice, that seems to be the case already. You've got one more day from Nowitzki coming for you so feel free to keep him in your active lineup. Obviously double-check reports leading up to game-time, but all should be fine.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett