DALLAS _ Shawn Marion fractured his left pinky finger Sunday against the Miami Heat, but said it won’t prevent him from playing in Monday’s home game against the Denver Nuggets.
The Dallas Mavericks’ starting small forward, Marion said the injury occurred in the third period of the 105-94 loss to the Heat. Marion finished the game with 12 points (6-of-10 baskets), six rebounds, three assists and three turnovers in 29 minutes.
As far as his finger is concerned -- X-rays after the game revealed the fracture -- it looked bent and out of shape.
“It’s hurting, too,’’ Marion said of his pinky. “I got hit in the third quarter, but I’m all right, I’m a soldier.
“It was a defensive play. I think it was right before a three-point play. It is what it is.’’
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