Josh Howard will sit out the second of his two-game suspension tonight in Atlanta, but he'll definitely be in the starting lineup for Saturday's home opener against the Kings. His left wrist injury is good enough to go.
Making his debut against Brad Miller, the player Howard shoved his forerarm into to draw the suspension, should add some fire to the game.
Not sure how much of a fight the Kings will provide otherwise. Point guard and one-time Mav killer Mike Bibby is out for a long while with an injury and Ron Artest is serving a seven-game suspension, so good luck with that.
Of course, it will be a back-to-back for the Mavs, well all but Josh Howard.
-- Jeff Caplan