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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Pregame buzz: Shawn Marion (sore knee) will play

By Tim MacMahon

DALLAS -- Shawn Marion will continue to be the only member of the Mavs to play in every game this season.

Marion sat out Wednesday's practice to rest a sore left knee, but he's expected to be in the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Mavs didn't have a shootaround this morning, but Marion came in early to get treatment on the knee. The Mavs' medical staff doesn't believe he's at any risk of aggravating the soreness by playing against the Bobcats.

"Indications are that he's fine," coach Rick Carlisle said. "He knows that if there's the least question of whether or not he should play, we wouldn't play him."