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.