What: The showdown of ultimate rivals... sans the MVP.
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
When: 8:30pm CT
How: TNT | FSSW-SA | WOAI | KESN | TSN2 (Canada)
The Story: Welp, it's official. Dirk Nowitzki will not play tonight against the Spurs. Sad story. If you haven't already, check out the conversation from earlier today about the future of these two teams. Below the jump you'll find the usual links. And of course, stop by Pounding The Rock. Just because you know you wanna.
Spurs-Mavericks Preview - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Statistically, Tim Duncan is having one of the worst seasons of his career. That hasn't stopped the San Antonio Spurs from getting off to their best start in franchise history.
Spurs-Mavericks preview — Cross-state saga continues
The Mavericks and Spurs renew their rivalry Thursday night.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will not play against the San Antonio Spurs, coach Rick Carlisle said after the morning shootaround.
As fate would have it, the Mavericks will have to take the court for a big-time showdown without their biggest star Thursday night.
A photo gallery for your enjoyment!