PORTLAND -– Elton Brand left the Dallas Mavericks’ shoot around Sunday morning with a ice
pack neatly taped around his huge right calf.
It’s that calf that has been sore for quite some time and has forced Brand to miss the past two games. But whether or not the 6-9, 255-pound center will be able to play in tonight’s 8 o’clock game at the Rose Garden against the Portland Trail Blazers is anybody’s guess.
“I don’t know if he’s going to be available for tonight,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said. “He did a little bit of stuff today.
“I hope he (can play), but I’m not sure.’’
As he left the Rose Garden, Brand said his status for tonight is the proverbial game-time decision.
-- Dwain Price
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