It sounds like Josh Howard is a go for Tuesday night, although neither coach Rick Carlisle nor Howard would say as much at practice today.
But Jason Terry was asked how Howard has looked in recent practices and gave this report:
"He looked great. Even last week in our last hard practice. He looked confident. I know he felt a little bit of pain. But the biggest test will be tomorrow. If he hits that first shot, I'll bet he won't feel a thing tomorrow.''
Get that? Tomorrow. As in Tuesday night against the Timberwolves.
Terry, by the way, said the Mavericks have taken on a playoff mentality for this week's four-pack of games.
"We got to get them all,'' Terry said. "We're looking at it as a seven-game series and we want a sweep. They're all critical. We're right there. We still got room to move up. And you sure don't want to move down.''