Dirk Nowitzki has a torn tendon in his middle left finger, according to a report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Nowtizki scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Mavericks' 92-84 Game 1 loss to the Heat.
RT @WindhorstESPN: Dirk Nowitzki just said he tore a tendon in his left middle finger. Will wear a splint for rest of playoffs.
Nowitzki was averaging 28.4 points on 51.7 percent shooting from the field through the first 15 games of the 2011 postseason. In addition, Nowitzki is averaging 7.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in the playoffs.