DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki has been in the locker room since the 9:28 mark of the second quarter, apparently getting his right elbow stitched up after it collided with Rockets forward Carl Landry, knocking out three of his teeth. Landry fouled Nowitzki on the play and Nowitzki shot both free throws left-handed. He missed the first and made the second.
His free throw made it 28-26 Mavs. Since, the Rockets have taken control and lead 44-33 with 3:26 to play in the first half.
The Mavericks have not provided an injury report yet on Nowitzki.