Mar 13, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) warms up before the first quarter against the Washington Wizards at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Mavericks Vs. Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari Breaks Thumb; Dallas Rolls To 112-95 Win

The Dallas Mavericks rolled to an easy win and the Denver Nuggets are smarting after Danilo Gallinari broke his thumb.

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Mavericks Vs. Nuggets Final Score: Dallas Wins, 112-95; Denver Loses Danilo Gallinari

The Dallas Mavericks' easy 112-95 triumph against the Denver Nuggets on Monday wasn't all that surprising, given their hot shooting. But the injury-ravaged Nuggets taking yet another hit was.

Dirk Nowitzki had 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting, and added 11 rebounds, as Dallas shot 53.6 percent from the floor on the night and canned 10 of its 25 threes.

But the most important story of the night in Denver was Danilo Gallinari, or, more specifically, the fractured left thumb Gallinari suffered. The Nuggets shot a pedestrian 43.4 percent on the night, and have struggled with injuries to seemingly half of their roster in the 2011-12 season. Losing Gallinari, who has emerged as a playmaker for a team without a true star, would be a huge blow to Denver's playoff hopes.

For more on the Mavericks, check out Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas. If you're interested in news and analysis from a Nuggets point of view, visit Denver Stiffs and SB Nation Denver.

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Danilo Gallinari Injury: Denver Nuggets Forward Out With Broken Left Thumb

Danilo Gallinari was ruled out with a broken thumb after sustaining the injury in the third quarter of Monday's matchup.

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Mavericks Vs. Nuggets: Dirk Nowitzki And Danilo Gallinari To Face Off On TNT

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks will play the second game of TNT's doubleheader on Monday night as they take on Danilo Gallinari and the new-look Denver Nuggets.

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