Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell injures arm late in win over Timberwolves

Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell suffered an arm injury in the fourth quarter of the win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 4. Here is the latest.

The Dallas Mavericks won their fourth straight game on Wednesday evening. They also swept a back-to-back set with a 121-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in front of their home crowd.

Dwight Powell had his best game of the season in the win. He finished with 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal, and two blocks in 25 minutes of action. Powell hit all nine of his field goal attempts including two 3-pointers on the night. It was a stellar performance from the Mavs starting center.

The game ended on a sour note for Powell, though. He exited the game with 4:47 remaining after suffering an arm injury. He did not return. The Mavs PR tweeted that x-rays were negative for a break, and Powell was day-to-day moving forward. It was positive news because the injury did not look good.

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Eddie Sefko shared the following quote from Powell after the game.

It was an unfortunate ending to a fantastic performance from Dwight Powell. The 29-year-old was just ramping up after missing most of training camp with a hamstring injury that lingered into the regular season. Hopefully, Powell is ready to go when the Mavs return to action on Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans.

If he misses time, that means more minutes for Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Justin Jackson, and Boban Marjanovic depending on the matchup. Coach Carlisle will play the hot hand or the player that best fits against the opponent. The Pels love to play small, so Jackson, DFS, and Kleber could flourish.

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