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    Default Raptors vs. Mavericks: Wednesday, November 7th

    This is likely a little premature since the OKC game isn't even played yet, but it is tomorrow, and this is newsworthy, in my opinion:

    DALLAS (AP) -- Mavericks forward Shawn Marion will miss at least three games with a sprained left knee ligament.

    The team said Tuesday the four-time All-Star was a scratch for Wednesday night's home game against Toronto and won't make a two-game trip to New York and Charlotte.

    The 34-year-old Marion will be re-evaluated next week. He sprained his left medial collateral ligament in the third quarter of the Mavericks' 114-91 win over Portland on Monday night.

    Marion is averaging 8.0 points and 9.0 rebounds through four games this season. He played at least 75 games in nine of his first 12 seasons and has career averages of 16.4 points and 9.2 rebounds.

    http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/scoreboard?date=20121107
    The Mavs will have tonight off so the Raps are playing them on the 2nd night of a back to back.

    Dirk is still out.

    Mavs are 3-1 with the lone loss to Utah and victories over LAL, Portland, and Charlotte.

    *EDIT*

    Toronto Star/Doug Smith preview:

    GAME DAY

    AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER

    TIPOFF: 8:30 p.m.

    TV: TSN2; RADIO: FAN590

    PROBABLE STARTERS

    Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields, Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas; Dallas: Darren Collison, O.J. Mayo, Vince Carter, Elton Brand, Brandan Wright.

    KEY MATCHUP

    Bargnani vs. Brand

    With a decided height and quickness advantage, it might be a time for Bargnani to have a breakout game since Brandís had difficulty guarding the 7-footer in the past. And with Brand not a focal point of Dallasís offence, Bargnani wonít be a key factor defensively.

    NEED TO KNOW

    Mavs are still without the injured Dirk Nowitzki (knee) but are off to a 3-1 start, they shot 62 per cent from the field in a Monday home win over Portland Ö Ex-Raptor Shawn Marion will miss at least three games with a sprained left knee ligament and will likely be replaced in starting lineup by another ex-Raptor, Vince Carter, who plays a key role off the bench Ö Second time former Mavs assistant Dwane Casey will coach against his old boss Rick Carlisle Ö Mavsí centres Wright and Chris Kaman shooting a combined 81 per cent from the field so far this season Ö Toronto has lost 13 of 16 games on the road against the Mavs Ö Game ends grind of four games in five nights for Toronto.

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/basket...y-game-preview
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    T_T you're taking my game threads away from me!





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    Good. Not only may it help the Raps, but we likely get to see more of this Crowder kid, who I understand has been getting good reviews.

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    Must-win. Regardless of their record and who they've beaten. No star. A team very similar to the Wolves team we faced on Sunday.

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    Let's focus closely on the Mayo/DeRozan matchup. A lot of people (myself included) were saying that Mayo would be a far better option at SG compared to DeRozan.

    EDIT: I should point out that one game isn't definitive proof by any means, but should be an interesting matchup nonetheless.
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    How the Raps come back tonight is going to be interesting to say the least.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Let's focus closely on the Mayo/DeRozan matchup. A lot of people (myself included) were saying that Mayo would be a far better option at SG compared to DeRozan.

    EDIT: I should point out that one game isn't definitive proof by any means, but should be an interesting matchup nonetheless.
    Hear, hear!

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Let's focus closely on the Mayo/DeRozan matchup. A lot of people (myself included) were saying that Mayo would be a far better option at SG compared to DeRozan.

    EDIT: I should point out that one game isn't definitive proof by any means, but should be an interesting matchup nonetheless.
    really? you only mentioned it a couple billion times

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    Quote akashsingh wrote: View Post
    really? you only mentioned it a couple billion times
    That was in a conversation with NoProps. Didn't think anyone else was listening
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    Should be bully ball all day for DD. Any news on Lowry?
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    Even though is is the second game of a back to back for us, I do feel we can get the win...with or without Lowry.

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    Even though is is the second game of a back to back for us, I do feel we can get the win...with or without Lowry.
    Yup, we've beaten Dallas (in Dallas) with a weaker lineup before.

    Pride alone should be enough to bring a noticeably better effort tonight, but I think Casey will have his troops extra focused after last night's debacle.
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    No Brand tonight either! His wife is having a baby. Seriously this game is winnable even if Lowry ain't playing.
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    Who knows? VC might go off on us :P
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    So the Mavs frontcourt rotation is Kamen, Troy Murphy, and Brandan Wright? I guess their 40 year old rookie Bernard James might get minutes too. And maybe Crowder can play some 4 if they go small. Just make sure Mayo and Collison don't score and this should be a wrap. *positive thinking*
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    If K-Low isn't playing. This should make space for T-Ross to get more PT. Personally I don't see how his left out of this rotation? Especially when the offense is struggling. I know yesterday was against back up but, he can hit open shots and semi contested shots too. I'd rather see him and Calderon in the backcourt than Calderon and Lucas.

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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post

    It's probably for the best. Game #5 is hardly a "must win" game. Rest up for Philly on Saturday.
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    No Lowry means trouble. You're left with last year's team plus Valancunias.

    Back-to-back. On the road. Tough building. Well-coached opponent. Can't say I'm too confident.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    It's probably for the best. Game #5 is hardly a "must win" game. Rest up for Philly on Saturday.
    If Kyle Lowry doesn't play againts Philly im going to start getting ready.
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