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Elton Brand, Brandan Wright out vs. Heat

12/20/2012

DALLAS -- Expect to see a lot of small ball from the Mavs against the Heat.

Forward/centers Elton Brand (groin) and Brandan Wright (ankle) will not play, coach Rick Carlisle said. That leaves rookie Bernard James as the only big man available off the bench.

Shawn Marion is likely to see minutes at center in small lineups. Jae Crowder and Vince Carter could play some power forward.

"I don't know how many (players) we have left," coach Rick Carlisle said, "but we have enough to play."