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Jameer Nelson leaves game with hamstring injury, Mavs owner Mark Cuban optimistic

The Mavs starting point guard didn't return to the game.

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UPDATE 10:51 p.m.: Jameer Nelson says he's not expecting to miss any games, according to Bryan Gutierrez on Twitter.


Jameer Nelson left the game grabbing his right hamstring in the fourth quarter and did not return, a blemish on an otherwise exciting night for the Mavericks as executed a huge comeback and Dirk passed Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth all time in the NBA's scoring list.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban doesn't seem to think it's too serious.

The Mavericks play the 76ers on Thursday, and if Nelson is unable to play, they will be down to just two guards -- Devin Harris and J.J. Barea. Raymond Felton has been pushing to fully return to practice this week after a preseason injury, but he will have to serve a four-game suspension before he is eligible to suit up.