Kleber is in the starting lineup for Monday's Game 1 tilt against the Clippers, Mirjam Swanson of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The Mavericks have opted to go big against the Clippers, which means Kleber will start opposite Kristaps Porzingis in the frontcourt. He averaged 9.9 points and 6.4 rebounds across 30.9 minutes as a starter during the regular season.
Kleber is listed as probable for Thursday's game against Phoenix due to a bruised knee. Kleber carried the same designation into Tuesday's game against Portland and he ultimately played 27 minutes and finished with 12 points, four rebounds and two steals.
Kleber (knee) will play Tuesday against the Trail Blazers. As expected, despite dealing with some knee soreness, Kleber will participate in the Mavericks' seventh seeding game. In the bubble, he's averaging 8.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 26.3 minutes.
Kleber (knee) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Blazers. Kleber is dealing with a bruised right knee, but it's not expected to keep him from Tuesday's game, which falls on the second half of a back-to-back. He played 24 minutes in Monday's win over Utah, logging 11 points, three rebounds and three assists for his third consecutive game with double-digit scoring.
Kleber produced 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt) and six rebounds in 23 minutes during Sunday's 118-111 scrimmage loss to the Pacers. Kleber got hot from beyond the arc while filling in as the starting center in place of Kristaps Porzingis, who forgot to get tested Saturday and was forced to sit this one out. Kleber has seen a boost in value since Dwight Powell (Achilles) was lost for the season, but it remains to be seen how many minutes Kleber will earn going forward assuming coach Rick Carlisle continues to employ Porzingis at center more often than not.
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