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Mavs to start Derek Fisher

Updated: December 1, 2012, 1:35 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- An inadvertent elbow during Dallas Mavericks practice Friday welcomed Derek Fisher back to the NBA after the 38-year-old point guard's extended offseason.

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle had a bit nicer welcoming gift for the five-time NBA champion: a starting job. Carlisle, who tends to treat his starting lineup as if it were a state secret, said Fisher "probably" would be the starting point guard in Saturday night's game against the Detroit Pistons and beyond.

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