Recommendation: Dirk has gotten off to a slow start since returning from his knee injury, but he ramped it up Wednesday night, scoring 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting in a loss to the Heat. Barring a setback, you can expect Nowitzki to stay in the starting lineup moving forward. It's unclear how much he's expected to play Saturday, but the fact that he played 29 minutes Wednesday bodes well for his chances of topping the 30-minute mark for the first time this year.
Update: Nowitzki will make his first start of the season in Saturday's game against the Hornets, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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