Mangle the Mavericks!
Game time: 8:30PM EST
For your INDIANA PACERS
And for the Dallas Mavericks
15-6 (9-5 Away)
14-9 (9-4 Home)
George HIll is out for the Pacers. Jeff Foster is questionable for the Pacers. Shawn Marion, Lamar Odom, and Brendan Haywood are all day to day for the Mavs but are expected to play.
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THE MESSIN' WITH SASQUATCH KEYS TO THE GAME
MASH unit. The Mavs have been dealing with some injury problems to 3 key rotation players. Marion, Odom, and Haywood are all expected to go tonight, but they may not be 100%.
Dirk's downfall? Since returning from a knee injury Sunday against the Spurs, Dirk Nowitzki has been terrible. Shooting terribly from the floor and averaging only 9 PPG. Will he get off the snide tonight against the Pacers or is something bothering our good friend Herman?
Rick Carlilse's Coaching Clinic. IMO, Rick is the only reason this team is currently at 14-9. They have not played exceedingly well and their best player is in a slump that makes Danny Granger's start to the season look like a barn burner, while also dealing with injury issues. IMO, if the talk about our young leagues and athleticism being an advantage this season is true, this is the type of game where we should see some real return. Paul George needs to take half man, half old country buffet to the hole at every opportunity.