Brendan Haywood out for Mavs

Updated: March 16, 2012, 4:21 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks center Brendan Haywood will miss at least five games after spraining his right knee Thursday night.

"Not considered serious or long-term, but we've got to take care of it," coach Rick Carlisle said.

Ian Mahinmi will fill in as the Mavs' starting center with Brandan Wright backing him up.

The Mavericks begin a stretch of 10 consecutive games against playoff teams when they take on Tim Duncan's San Antonio Spurs Saturday night.

Dallas will face ...

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