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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Delonte West fractures, dislocates finger

By Tim MacMahon

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks are running out of reserve guards.

Delonte West suffered a fractured and dislocated right ring finger in the second quarter and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the game. His finger was bloody and bent at an ugly angle with the bone sticking out after he tried to reach in for a steal. The Mavs have not announced a timetable for the left-handed West's return.

That left Dominique Jones as the only healthy reserve guard on the Mavs' roster.

The Mavericks were already without sixth man Jason Terry (sore quadriceps) and combo guard Rodrigue Beaubois, who left the team after the unexpected death of his father Wednesday.

Coach Rick Carlisle said Terry would also miss Friday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers due to personal reasons. Owner Mark Cuban said the team does not know when Beaubois will return, but he will be given as long as necessary to deal with the tragedy.