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Friday, March 8, 2013
Shawn Marion (calf) inactive vs. Pistons

By Tim MacMahon

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Mavericks forward Shawn Marion is inactive for Friday night's game against the Detroit Pistons due to a left calf contusion.

Marion got kicked in the calf during Wednesday night's win over the Houston Rockets, when he scored a team-high-tying 22 points and was the primary defender on James Harden, who missed two contested, potentially tying shots in the final minute.

This is the eighth game that the 34-year-old Marion has missed this season. Marion, who is averaging 11.7 points and a team-leading 7.9 rebounds per game, missed five games in November with a sprained MCL in his left knee and two games in December due to a groin strain.