Dallas Mavericks: Who’s Playing in Game 4?
The Dallas Mavericks have a plethora of injuries heading into Game 4 against the Thunder, who’s playing and who isn’t heading into the game?
In Game 3, the Mavericks watched their starting point guard in Deron Williams found himself joining Jeremy Evans and Chandler Parsons on the bench OUT with his sports hernia injury. ESPN’s Tim MacMahon gave an update on Saturday morning.
For J.J. Barea and his groin strain, it looks as if Barea will be suiting up again after battling his way through Game 3. After sitting out the first two games of the series, Barea (after going through morning shoot around) seems to be ready for Game 4 in Dallas.
David Lee found himself in the same boat as Barea missing the first two games of the series with his partially torn plantar fascia, but battled his way through Game 3 and gave the Mavs some solid minutes off the bench.
Lee is officially listed as questionable for Game 4.
Dirk Nowitzki and his bone bruise in his right knee seems like a thing of the past as the 37-year-old doesn’t see any scenario where he doesn’t suit up. Dirk is officially listed as probable for the game.
In a surprising addition to the injury report, rookie Justin Anderson was added to the list with a right shoulder sprain as he is officially listed as questionable for Game 4. But Anderson has made things clear already about him playing.
So the official list heading into Game 4 is:
Anderson, Williams, and Lee are questionable.
Nowitzki and Barea are probable.
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The rest of the team is patched up enough to go another 48 minutes against one of the most athletic teams in the league. Dallas looks to even the series tonight in Dallas before heading back to OKC for Game 5.