The Mavericks will start Shawn Marion at power forward
tonight against Toronto as Dirk Nowitzki misses his first game of the season
with a sprained right knee. He’s day-to-day beyond tonight.
Less clear is who Toronto will start. They may not have Jose
Calderon and already are missing Andrea Bargnani and Peja Stojakovic.
Their lineup is starting to bear a strong resemblance to a
D-League team, although that may be an insult to some of the top D-League
Also, Brian Cardinal is back on the active list after coming
down with a stomach ailment for the second time in a month.
“It was bad enough going through it once,’’