Tonight's preseason game at Indiana will give reserves on both teams plenty of minutes. Jason Kidd, Jerry Stackhouse and Erick Dampier will get tonight off. And Devean George is out with something of a mystery left hand injury. He thinks he might have hurt it yesterday during practice, but it's sore today and he can't handle the basketball.
Tonight's starters: Jason Terry, Antoine Wright, Dirk, Josh and Diop....Look for Brandon Bass to get some run at the center spot tonight with Damp sitting out.
Get ready Gerald Green. Shawne Williams should also get his first run with the Mavs tonight, coach Rick Carlisle said after the team's morning shootaround.
As for the Pacers, injuries have already depleted them. Not playing tonight is: Travis Diener (foot), ex-Mav Marquis Daniels (groin) and Troy Murphy (Achilles). Danny Granger (elbow), Mike Dunleavy (knee), Maceo Baston (illness) and another ex-Mav Austin Croshere (illness) are day-to-day. Josh Davis (ankle) and Stephen Graham (groin) are probabe.
Pacers coach Jim O'Brien joked in the Indy paper that he and team president Larry Bird woud suit up.
-- Jeff Caplan