Manu Ginobili will play tonight against the Mavs despite a sore left index finger that he hurt in Sunday's game against Portland.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Ginobili, who was signing autographs (he's lefthanded) minutes ago, wants to play so he sees no reason to hold him out.
On the Mavs' side, JJ Barea, who's garnered more playing time recently, might not be able to go with a dinged-up right shoulder. He hurt it Monday at Chicago when Andres Nocioni pegged him while setting a screen.
JJ's been going through treatment, but during the team's pre-game shootaround a few minutes ago he said it wasn't feeling much better. Good thing that Devin Harris will play despite having hurt his neck in the Chicago game.
-- Jeff Caplan