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DALLAS Shawn Marion is expected to play tonight for the Dallas Mavericks against the visiting Nuggets despite re-breaking his left pinky finger in Sunday's season-opening loss to Miami.
Marion's finger has been so injured years of abuse that is it essentially disjointed and able to bend every which-way.
This time around, the forward was hurt attempting to make a defensive play during the defending champions' 105-94 home loss to the Heat.
The Mavericks announced that an x-ray revealed a fracture.
Marion continued to play in that quarter but sat out the fourth quarter, largely due to the lopsided score. He finished with 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting, plus six rebounds and three assists and was part of the most effective Mavericks' lineup while teaming upfront with fellow forwards Lamar Odom and Dirk Nowitzki.
"We've got some things to work on," Marion said about the loss and maybe about a pinky finger that will need to be held together with duct tape and Super Glue.
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DALLAS The Dallas Mavericks raised their 2010-11 NBA Championship banner on Sunday. In doing so over the course of joyous and tearful pregame ceremony that lasted just under 31 minutes, the franchise erased 31 years of futility and heartbreak.
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DALLAS (AP) -- LeBron James had 37 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as the Miami Heat got a measure of payback for the NBA finals by opening this season with a 105-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks that wasn't as close as the score suggests.
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Now I know it was just the second game of the season, but the defending champs haven’t looked good. Tuesday night at home, the Mavericks were blown out again and this time by the Denver Nuggets 115-93. Like I just mentioned it is just two games in for the Mavs, but should this be a concern?
Dirk Nowitzki shares his thoughts via Dallas Morning...
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The Dallas Mavericks...
With a tug from Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and others, the Dallas Mavericks unveiled their championship banner minutes before opening this season against the team they knocked off in the NBA Finals, LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
In what could very well end up being a rematch in the Finals this season “The Big 3″ invades American Airlines Arena to witness the Dallas Mavericks celebrate last season’s improbable championship run with a pregame ring celebration, which is going to produce quite bit of energy in the building.
The Miami Heat enters this game with few questions as the core is still intact...
The Miami HEAT beat the Dallas Mavericks, 105-94, on the NBA's opening day, but that was after the typical, and expected, late surge once most starters had been removed from the game. Through three quarters, the score was 97-65, with the HEAT using fewer than 80 possessions to get there. Those numbers are indicative enough of what happened on Christmas Day.
With a tug from Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and others, the Dallas Mavericks unveiled their championship banner minutes before opening this season against the team they knocked off in the NBA finals, LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The ceremony was supposed to have been held Nov. 1, but the lockout pushed it back.
Observations from Sunday 105-94 Miami Heat season-opening victory over the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center: