Jerry Stackhouse's struggle with minor injuries continues. A strained right hamstring has forced him out of the game with the Bobcats. The same injury kept him out of last week's game at Sacramento.
With Brandon Bass back in Dallas nursing an Achilles tendon injury, the Mavs are without two key reserves. Right now it looks like it won't hurt them against the Bobcats, and should give some time to little-used Devean George and more minutes to Trenton Hassell.
-- Jeff Caplan