Sunday, March 20, 2011
Mavs' Shawn Marion (wrist) to sit
By Jeff Caplan
DALLAS -- The injury carousel continued for the Dallas Mavericks as they gained a forward but lost another for Sunday night's game against the Golden State Warriors.
Shawn Marion, who sprained his right wrist in the first half of Friday's loss to the San Antonio Spurs, sat out Sunday's 101-73 win. Peja Stojakovic, who has missed the last
six games with a stiff neck, was active.
Marion, who suffered the injury when his hand banged into teammate Rodrigue Beaubois' hand while trying to block a shot by Tony Parker, has been receiving treatment and is wearing a wrist brace. He said he plans to practice with the team on Tuesday -- after an off-day Monday -- and play in the next game Thursday.
"I'll be all right for the next game," Marion said. "It's cool. It's a little tender and sore, but way better than it was before."
Stojakovic, meanwhile, scored 17 points in 19 minutes against the Warriors.
Against the up-tempo, smaller lineups of the Warriors, the Mavs had the luxury of playing a three-guard lineup. Shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson started at small forward Friday against the Spurs while Jason Kidd and Beaubois started in the backcourt. Little-used small forward Corey Brewer was also available.
Marion is also still dealing with bruised ribs he sustained at New Orleans on March 8, although he didn't miss any games because of them. Marion worked out on the Mavs' practice court during the team's late shootaround Sunday, wearing the brace while dribbling and putting up close-range shots.
Jeff Caplan covers the Mavericks for ESPNDallas.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.