The Dallas Mavericks had a scare midway through the third quarter in their Sunday night loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Tyson Chandler banged knees with Anthony Davis and was forced to leave the game for a time. Chandler returned to the game in the fourth quarter after x-rays were negative. Head coach Rick Carlisle stated that Chandler "appears to be OK."
Dallas will certainly need Chandler to be available against the Grizzlies' formidable frontcourt.
While the Mavs appear to be at full strength entering Tuesday night's game, the Grizzlies could be without their starting point guard, Mike Conley.
Mike Conley tells me his wrist is sprained. Caught his hand in a jersey coming off a screen.— Ari Alexander (@AriA1exander) January 27, 2015
It's Mike Conley's left wrist. He said it hurt him all 2nd half, and was still painful after game. Says "Wait and see" for tmrw's game @ DAL— Ari Alexander (@AriA1exander) January 27, 2015
Conley sat out the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies' Monday night win over the Orlando Magic.
The status of Tony Allen is also unknown. Allen, Memphis' gritty perimeter defender, missed Monday night's game. He is dealing with a sprained left ankle.
We will update this post when word becomes official about the status of the players.
Mike Conley and Tony Allen are out for the Grizzlies tonight. Mavs vs Grizz about to start on @TXA21— Mark Followill (@MFollowill) January 28, 2015