The Dallas Mavericks have added another win to their streak bringing it to five. The Mavs sent the Nuggets packing back to Denver last night with a 102-84 victory for Dallas.
One consistent force that we are seeing is Shawn Marion, who had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists last night. He is also the only player to have played every game this season. He wasn’t the only one with double figures. Marion led five others with double digits as well; Vince Carter had 15 points, Lamar Odom scored 14, Jason Kidd 13, Dirk Nowitzki 12 and Brandan Wright 10.
They didn’t have the fourth quarter scramble we have been seeing here lately with this team. You know, where every Mav fan is staring at the TV holding their breath trying to figure out what happen to the 15-point lead they’ve had the entire game, because now they are going point for point trying to regain their lead? Yes, that one.
Jason Terry was out with a reoccurring quad-strain, that has apparently been bothering him recently, although it doesn’t appear to be too serious. Only time will tell. Roddy B. was also out last night and will be away for an undetermined amount of time due to the sudden passing of his father.
Delonte West was injured during the game and will be out for an unknown amount of time. He has a gruesome, painful-looking finger injury that had the bone exposed and was gushing blood. He fractured and dislocated the ring finger on his non-shooting hand during the second quarter of last night’s game against the Nuggets. He has been a key player for the Mavs this season, averaging 8.5 points, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals in 23 minutes per game while playing a significant amount of time at both guard spots. *Will continue to update you as we learn more on Delonte West’s injury.
With the injuries and absences, Dominique Jones is the only other guard to fill in. He had a season high of 31-minutes, with four points and six assists in his game against the Nuggets. This is Jones’ second year with the Dallas Mavericks. He will undoubtedly be playing in Friday nights game. He has worked hard and I am looking forward to see what he can do.