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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
MEM 16-14 4-6 L3
DAL 15-14 5-5 L3
HOU 15-14 6-4 W4
SA 16-15 6-4 W1
NO 15-16 5-5 L1

Top Mavericks News

  • Mavericks' Maxi Kleber: Out Tuesday

    Kleber (toe) will watch Tuesday's tilt against the Nuggets from the sidelines, Mark Followill of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

    Kleber has been nursing a sprained toe and will sit out Tuesday as a result. His absence does not figure to have too much of an impact on the Mavericks' rotation. Consider him day-to-day heading into Thursday's game against the Clippers.

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  • Mavericks' Dennis Smith: Ruled out

    Smith (wrist) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.

    As expected, Smith won't play Tuesday after entering the day listed as doubtful. The guard has now missed seven of the last eight games while nursing a right wrist injury. Jalen Brunson and J.J. Barea (ankle) should handle the bulk of ball handling duties with Smith sidelined. Thursday's game against the Clippers will be Smith's next chance to return.

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  • Mavericks' J.J. Barea: Cleared to play

    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.

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  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Listed probable Tuesday

    Nowitzki is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

    The Mavs are simply being cautious with the veteran, who will essentially be probable on a game-to-game basis from here on out after he made his season debut last week. Nowitzki played six minutes off the bench Thursday against the Suns and followed up with eight minutes in Sunday's matchup with the Kings. Nowitzki's workload could continue to gradually increase over the next week, but his minutes are likely to be capped somewhere in the low-to-mid-teens on most nights.

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  • Mavericks' Dennis Smith: Status still uncertain

    Coach Rick Carlisle said Smith's (wrist) status will be updated closer to Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Smith has missed five of the past six games while tending to a right wrist injury. It's worth noting that Smith is listed as doubtful on the team's initial injury report, suggesting he's unlikely to return until at least Thursday (when the Mavericks play the Clippers). Look for Smith's availability for Tuesday's game to clear up closer to tipoff.

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  • Mavericks' J.J. Barea: Plans to play Tuesday

    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.

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  • Mavericks' DeAndre Jordan: Dominates glass in loss

    Jordan scored eight points (4-7 FG) while adding 23 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 30 minutes during Sunday's 120-113 loss to the Kings.

    The boards tied his season high, marking the third time in the last eight games Jordan has ripped down 20 or more rebounds. His numbers in his first season in Dallas are looking very similar to his usual output as a Clipper, including 17 double-doubles in 28 games.

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  • Mavericks' Luka Doncic: Comes up big against Kings

    Doncic scored a team-high 28 points (9-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-14 FT) while adding nine assists, six rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 120-113 loss to the Kings.

    It's the second-best scoring performance of the rookie's career so far, behind only a 31-point effort in San Antonio in late October. Doncic has been alternating big games with less impressive ones lately, but he's still averaging 17.4 points, 7.4 boards, 5.7 assists, 1.4 three-pointers and 1.0 steals through seven contests in December.

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  • Mavericks' Jalen Brunson: Back in starting lineup

    Brunson will start at point guard in Sunday's game against the Kings, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.

    With Dennis Smith (wrist) sidelined again Sunday, Brunson will return to the starting lineup. In four starts in his rookie season, Brunson has averaged over 28 minutes per game and is averaging 11.0 points, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

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  • Mavericks' Dennis Smith: Won't play Sunday

    Smith (wrist) has been ruled out Sunday against the Kings, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Smith was previously upgraded to probable leading up to Sunday's matchup, but he'll be held out due to a nagging wrist sprain. He's missed five of his team's last six contests and his next chance to play will come Tuesday against Denver. Jalen Brunson figures to start with both Smith and J.J. Barea (ankle) out of the picture.

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  • Mavericks' Dennis Smith: Will not play Sunday

    Smith (wrist) will not play in Sunday's game against the Kings, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Smith came into the game as probable, so it's unclear what caused him to be a late scratch. He missed four games before returning for Thursday's game and playing 27 minutes. His next opportunity to play will be Tuesday against the Nuggets and he should be considered questionable for that game.

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  • Mavericks' J.J. Barea: Out Sunday

    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.

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  • Mavericks' Dennis Smith: Upgraded to probable

    Smith (wrist) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's matchup against the Kings.

    Smith returned Thursday from a four-game absence due to a right wrist sprain that has been bothering him lately. It seems he's dealing with some soreness after playing 27 minutes, but signs are pointing to him playing against Sacramento.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 109.9
(18th)
108.7
(10th)

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