Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/16/12
DALLAS With this relentless NBA schedule, it's nice to mix in a laugher every now and then. And for once, the Dallas Mavericks put an opponent out of its misery early in the second half with a 102-84 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. It was 12-point game at halftime, but the injury-ravaged Nuggets never showed signs of life in this game. The worst part for the Mavs was the loss of guard Delonte West to a gruesome injury in the second quarter. Teammate Vince Carter still cringed two hours later at the memory of seeing West's fractured right ring finger, which included blood and a protruding bone. Replays on the AAC video screen drew a collective gasp from the crowd. It's hard to imagine West returning to the lineup any time soon, which leaves the Mavs in a precarious situation. Shooting guard Jason Terry missed the game with a sore quadriceps and will also miss Friday's game in Philadelphia for personal reasons. And Roddy Beaubois wasn't available Wednesday due to the unexp...
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