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Depleted, not defeated: Short-handed Mavs win 10th straight | Sefko DMN
In a sequence of three possessions, Beaubois threw in a 3-pointer, drove by 7-1 center Spencer Hawes for a traditional three-point play and finished off a fast break with another score. Beaubois' show energized the Mavericks. "We needed that extra energy Roddy brings," Marion said. Beaubois has had two consecutive strong games. The telling statistic is the Mavericks have had a 16-point advantage with Beaubois playing and have been outscored by five points with him on the bench.

Mavericks' Kidd doesn't catch many breaks | DMN
Carlisle understands the importance of not burning Kidd to a crisp before the playoffs. Carlisle does not plan on giving Kidd another game off but would like to keep his minutes in the mid-30s range. "Any time we try to talk about a number, it goes up," Kidd said. "The thing is being fresh, but we have to win games now and not worry about the playoffs. We can rest all summer."

Haywood day-to-day; Wafer walks | Jeff Caplan - ESPN Dallas
Center Brendan Haywood experienced stiffness in his lower back Friday morning and then tweaked it on the game's opening jump ball. He left for good after playing just seven minutes in the first quarter. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said Haywood is day-to-day, leaving his status for Saturday night's game at Chicago uncertain.

Saturday Morning Mavs Donuts: 'The Streak Is Alive!' | DB.com
Von Wafer apparently won't be re-upped as his 10-day contract is expiring. Tim Thomas is unavailable, Damp is still more than a week away from returning, Big Wood could only go for seven minutes, Dirk had to play some 5 and Eddie Najera (being stretched to 26 minutes but unfortunately not able to stretch beyond 6-8) is suddenly the most important character to come out of New Jersey since Tony Soprano. Dallas needs a body.