The way ankles are turning the Mavs better order extra ankle tape. Brandon Bass missed Monday's game after spraining his ankle Saturday. Josh Howard had a real scary moment Monday when he twisted his ankle after falling on Gana Diop. Howard couldn't even walk off the floor and it looked like he might have blown out a knee. Incredibly, he was right back in the game after a time out. Afterward, when asked if his ankle felt OK, he said, "Nah, but I'll get some treatment and be ready for the next game."
But will Eddie Jones? Jones hurt an ankle Monday as well when he tumbled to the floor. He had to ask to be taken out. He went back in to test it out, but said he couldn't move too well. He said it hurt just above the right ankle. His plan was first to see how it felt this morning and then test it out at practice and see how it responds.
-- Jeff Caplan