DALLAS -- After not playing for four straight games due to a coach's decision, Gal Mekel actually turned in a solid performance Monday against the Denver Nuggets.
The rookie backup point guard from Israel played 10 minutes against the Nuggets and produced five points, one rebound, one assist and only one turnover while converting 2-of-3 shots. He also hit a five-footer which got the Mavs within 89-85 of the Nuggets with nine minutes to go in the game.
Mekel played in the season's first 11 games then sat out the next three due to a coaching decision before his solid showing Monday against the Nuggets.
-- Dwain Price
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