12:09 AM EDT, Wed May 04, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle Apr 19, 2016
Head coach Rick Carlisle said Tuesday that Nowitzki bruised his right knee when he fell early in the Mavericks’ 85-84 Game 2 win at Oklahoma City in a first-round playoff series that is tied 1-1. Guard Devin Harris is playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb and Dallas went into the series without another starter in versatile forward Chandler Parsons, who is out for the season following the second surgery on his right knee in less than a year. The Suns have retained Earl Watson as their head coach, removing the interim tag he’d had since replacing Jeff Hornacek on Feb. 1.