OK, so remind me again how the Mavericks are going to win this game?
They not only will be without Jason Kidd, who is tending to a family matter, but they won't have Erick Dampier, either.
He's going to sit out with his left knee problem that continues to nag at him.
So Drew Gooden will get a long run at center.
Maybe that wounded-warrior theory will work for the Mavericks this time instead of against them. They have lost to San Antonio without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili and to Golden State with only six players.
Now it's their turn to be short on bodies.