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Friday, October 26, 2012
Elton Brand sitting out preseason finale

By Tim MacMahon

DALLAS -- Forward/center Elton Brand will sit out the Mavs' preseason finale.

Coach Rick Carlisle and athletic trainer Casey Smith decided it'd be wise to rest the 33-year-old veteran. Brand is not dealing with any injury issues.

"He's played every game and gone through every practice," Carlisle said. "I just want to make sure he's rested."

The Mavs gave swingman Vince Carter and forward Shawn Marion the night off Wednesday.