Dirk Nowitzki will not play tonight against the Rockets, the first game he will miss this season. He did not make the trip with the Mavs, officially due to left ankle effusion. Neither did Wesley Matthews (lower back tightness) and J.J. Barea (return... https://t.co/pw62EXzX1o

— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 11, 2018