Dallas Mavericks news: Devin Harris injured and more

Dallas Mavericks Devin Harris (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Devin Harris (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks veteran Devin Harris suffered an injury in their first game.  We provide an update on his injury and more news about the team.

The Dallas Mavericks did not have their regular season begin the way they hoped.  The Mavs traveled to Phoenix in a winnable game against a team that struggled last season.  Instead, a poor defensive game coupled with an off shooting night led the Mavericks to 121-100 loss on Wednesday evening.

The bench unit was a bright spot in the game.  They helped the Mavs make a comeback, but it took a hit too.

Harris hurt

The loss was made worse by an early injury to Devin Harris.  Harris injured his left hamstring and did not return to the game.

Fans know how tricky those injuries can be given that Harrison Barnes has missed nearly a month.

Harris allowed fans to feel a little better postgame with his quotes courtesy of Eddie Sefko.

Barnes eyeing Saturday to return

Speaking of Harrison Barnes, he made the trip to Phoenix for the regular season opener.  Barnes also seemed optimistic about returning to action in the near future.  He talked about the injury slowly healing and his desire to play in the home opener on Saturday.

Coach Carlisle did not seem as optimistic.  Fans can read his quote below courtesy of Dwain Price.

Dallas Mavericks news and notes from around FanSided

Luka Doncic highlights from game one [The Smoking Cuban- Tyler Watts]

The season is finally here [The Smoking Cuban- Kohl Rast]

Dorian Finney-Smith will earn his keep early [The Smoking Cuban- Kohl Rast]

3 pleasant surprises from the preseason [Sport DFW- Reid Hanson]

Mavs news and notes from around the internet

Harrison Barnes hopes to be ready on Saturday [Mavs.com- Dwain Price]

Suns coach predicts big things for Luka Doncic [Mavs.com- Dwain Price]

Mavs hoping season opener is a wakeup call [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

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That concludes another edition of Dallas Mavericks news, and we at The Smoking Cuban would love to thank you for joining us.