Dallas Mavericks survive Pistons, Dampier scare | DMN
By the end of the game, the Mavericks had gotten news that Dampier's symptoms had subsided. No team personnel divulged what those symptoms were, but an NBA official said that doctors had ruled out any serious health issues, including H1N1. Dampier apparently was lightheaded when he left the arena, but was feeling much better at the hospital, giving the team a huge sigh of relief. Athletic trainer Casey Smith stayed behind as Dampier was kept at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital for observation. Dampier will meet the team back in Dallas...
Dallas Mavericks' Beaubois impresses with scoring, play | Eddie Sefko
His perfectly timed pass to Shawn Marion for a fast-break jam was enough to make Jason Kidd jealous. That was the highlight of an eight-minute stretch to open the second half when the Mavericks turned a six-point deficit into a 58-57 lead. Beaubois scored or assisted on 12 of the Mavericks' 18 points in that stretch. "I'm really impressed with our rookie," Dirk Nowitzki said. "Every time he starts, he gives us scoring at the beginning of the game and the third quarter."
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Beaubois needs to play more. There's no way around it. He's a lockdown defender who didn't miss from the floor in this game in six tries (hitting both attempts from behind the arc), and yet he lost time to Jose Juan Barea(notes) and Jason Terry(notes) (who combined to miss 10 of 13 shots from the floor) in the second half, with Dallas coach Rick Carlisle even going to a three-guard lineup with Jason Kidd in the hope of slowing down Will Bynum. Beaubois is averaging nearly seven points per game this season in single digit minutes per game.
Dallas Basketball - Monday Morning Donuts: Mavs Play 'KISS' & 'TEAM'
"I didn't know I was starting until they were announcing the lineups," Gooden said after a game in which he scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds, by far his best effort of the year. "I though Erick was still on the floor with us." With no time to over-think the thing or to goof up the thing, Gooden looked very much in the flow. He was also in his East-style element, playing against old foe Ben Wallace and Detroit -- and Gooden didn't back down from the physical challenge. "This was an opportunity," Gooden said, "and with all the talent on this team, I knew I needed to take it."
NBA.com: Warriors deal disgruntled star Jackson to Bobcats
The Bobcats sent shooting guard Raja Bell and forward Vladimir Radmanovic to the Warriors for Jackson and guard Acie Law.