DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki is expected to miss at least a dozen games after finally getting his sore, swollen right knee scoped. How do the Mavs fill in for the face of the franchise? The simple answer would be to start Elton Brand at power forward, as the Mavs have done the last three preseason games. There are a couple of complicating factors, however.
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