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Shawn Marion A Game Time Decision

Update: Marion will NOT play against the Orlando Magic. 

The Dallas Mavericks will be happy to have their most versatile player back.

Shawn Marion may be back tonight after suffering a shoulder contusion and bruised ribs against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Mavs are looking to push their current win streak to three against the Orlando Magic tonight.

Marion said,

It’s hard to sleep with, still. But a lot of the pain is gone away. It was painful, but it’s definitely improved. I’ll continue to treat it today and see where we are tonightThough the Mavericks went 2-1 without Marion, his absence was felt.

In the three games without Marion, the Mavericks have allowed 103 points per game and were out rebounded by an average of 13 rebounds per game.

Marion, the Mavs best defender, is averaging a team high 7.2 rebounds to go along with 11.3 points in 31.4 minutes per game.

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