Barea (ankle) delivered 10 points (4-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and four rebounds across 21 minutes in the Mavericks' 126-118 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday. Barea's return to action after a two-game absence was a successful one overall, and he played just four fewer minutes than starting point guard Jalen Brunson. The veteran is now averaging 12.9 points, 3.7 assists and 2.9 rebounds in the seven December contests in which he's suited up, with four double-digit scoring efforts over that span.
Barea (ankle) will take the court for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports. Barea missed the last two contests due to an ankle injury, but he's been given the green light to return in Denver. With Dennis Smith (wrist) already ruled out for the matchup, Jalen Brunson and Barea are both in line for an uptick in minutes.
Barea (ankle) said he plans to play Tuesday against the Nuggets, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. Barea has missed the last two games with an ankle sprain, but appears to be on the cusp of a return after participating in some of Monday's practice. Look for his status to clear up closer to Tuesday's tipoff.
Barea (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Kings, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. Barea will miss his second straight game due to a left ankle sprain. His next opportunity to return will come Tuesday in Denver.
Coach Rick Carlisle labeled Barea (ankle) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Kings, Mike Peasley of ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM reports. Barea sat out Thursday's 99-89 loss to the Suns with a left ankle sprain, allowing rookie Jalen Brunson to serve as the backup to starting point guard Dennis Smith (wrist). Heading into that contest, Smith had missed the previous four games and is listed as questionable heading into Sunday's tilt, so the Mavericks could be shorthanded in the backcourt if neither Smith nor Barea is able to suit up. The team should provide an update on both players following Sunday's morning shootaround.
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