SAN ANTONIO -- The Dallas Mavericks were dealt a serious blow early in Wednesday night's playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs.
With 9:47 still remaining in the first period, center Samuel Dalembert went down in a heap and hobbled off the AT&T Center court with an injured right ankle. Dalembert's injury was even more disturbing for the Mavs, who were already without one of their backup centers -- DeJuan Blair.
Blair was suspended from Game 5 for kicking Spurs center Tiago Splitter in the head in Game 4. Dalembert, however, had his anjle taped and he re-entered the game with 7:48 reamining in the first period and the Mavs behind 15-8.
-- Dwain Price
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