Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea is dealing with an elbow injury according to Tim MacMahon. Find out the latest here plus a funny moment from the Nov. 20 game.
The Dallas Mavericks had won two straight as the Golden State Warriors came to town on Wednesday evening. The Mavs were looking to make it three against a banged-up team (all four of their All-Stars were out with injuries) playing on the second night of a back-to-back.
They could not have asked for a better performance. Luka Doncic led the way with a 35-point triple-double in 25 minutes of action as the Mavericks picked up a 142-94 victory on Nov. 20. It ran their record to nine wins in their first 14 games. They are currently fifth in the Western Conference.
Seth Curry was out because of an illness against the Warriors. That opened up guard minutes and gave fans hope that J.J. Barea would get some run. Unfortunately, the veteran point guard was the only active player that did not play on Wednesday.
Mavericks fans wanted to see Barea on the court. That created a hilarious moment against the Warriors which Dwain Price explains below.
Tim MacMahon later reported that Barea is dealing with a sore elbow that limited his availability. Fans can read his tweet here.
The injury does not sound serious. Barea should be ready to go in a couple days. The point guard has only played in one game this season. He came in and gave the Mavs a needed boost against the Magic on Nov. 6. Barea finished with 11 points and three assists in 15.7 minutes. He helped the Mavericks secure a victory against Orlando too.
J.J. Barea will be needed again this season. Expect the veteran to be ready. He will give the Dallas Mavericks a boost when called upon. Barea may not play every game, but when it gets in it will certainly be exciting. Stay tuned.