Monday, August 3, 2015

Mavs Short On Guards Against Sixers

Dallas has won five games in a row but the Mavericks will be shorthanded for tonight’s game at the Wells Fargo Center against the 76ers.

Mavs Short On Guards Against Sixers

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Dallas has won five games in a row but the Mavericks will be shorthanded for tonight’s game at the Wells Fargo Center against the 76ers.

The Mavs will be without guards Jason Terry, Delonte West and Rodrique Beaubois. Terry has been bothered by a strained right quadriceps. West is suffering from a right finger injury and Beaubois is dealing with the recent death of his father.

One player who is expected to see more time is combination guard Dominique Jones, who is averaging 1.9 points per game. Jones did play 31 minutes in Wednesday’s 102-84 win over visiting Denver.

“He’s going to have be ready and play minutes,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said after today’s shootaround. “The things he does well we need him do. He has to defend, guard their perimeter guys and he will also play the point.”

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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