What: A contest between invalids...
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
When: 6:00pm CT (it's an early one, folks)
How: League Pass | FSSW-DAL | FSO | WTAM | KESN
The Story: The Mavericks have lost a season-worst 3 games in a row, each time without one more player. First we lost Dirk Nowitzki, then Shawn Marion was out with a thigh contusion, and now we've lost Caron Butler to a torn patellar tendon. The only upside? The Cavaliers are just as short-handed. Below the jump are some previews. Despite their record, should we, in fact, Fear The Sword?
The injuries are piling up for both Dallas and Cleveland, but the absences of three key players can't make the results any worse for the Cavaliers. The short-handed Mavericks, meanwhile, have stumbled to a season-worst three-game losing streak they'll hope to halt Sunday night in Cleveland - perhaps without Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion and Caron Butler.
Both the Mavericks and Cavaliers enter their Sunday evening matchup without three of their core players. But even without three All-Stars the Mavericks believe that they will have enough to claim a win in Cleveland.