DENVER -- In an attempt to protect his ribs from more harm, Dallas Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert will wear a padded undergarment for tonight's game against the Denver Nuggets.
Dalembert said his ribs on the right side of his body took a beating from Dwight Howard during Wednesday's game against Houston, and got pounded on again Friday night against Utah.
Dalembert said he has never worn a padded undergarment in his career.
Tipoff for tonight's game between the Mavs (9-4) and Nuggets (5-6) is at 8 p.m. CST.
-- Dwain Price
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