Josh Howard is not expected to play Saturday against the Utah Jazz. He would miss his fourth consecutive game since spraining his left wrist last Friday at Phoenix.
On another front, Mavs owner Mark Cuban was fined $25,000 by the league on Friday for his interaction with Nuggets players during halftime and for coming onto the court and screaming after the game.
Cuban was hot about J.R. Smith swinging an elbow that missed Antoine Wright. After the game Cuban said he would see to it that Smith was suspended. The league concluded Smith's actions did not warrant a suspension.
-- Jeff Caplab