Saturday, October 6, 2012
Chris Kaman leads way in preseason opener
By ESPN.com news services
Center Chris Kaman, sidelined for the past week with a lower-back sprain, started Saturday for the Mavericks and matched a team high with 14 points as Dallas kicked off its preseason in Germany, beating Alba Berlin 89-84.
Kaman, who left the Mavericks' first training camp practice last Saturday with the injury and had missed or been limited in practice throughout the week, went 7-for-9 from the field and pulled down six rebounds in 23 minutes.
Coach Rick Carlisle had said Kaman's injury was not considered serious.