DALLAS (AP) -Mavericks forward Josh Howard will not play in Dallas' game Saturday night against the Washington Wizards because of a sprained left ankle.
Howard, the team's third-leading scorer averaging 18 points, did not play the second half of Dallas' game Thursday night at New Orleans.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Howard will visit a specialist Monday to determine if this is a long-term injury.
``We're hoping for the best,'' Howard said. ``If he's in pain and it affects him, then he can't play. We need to get him better.''
A sprained left ankle cost Howard 11 games in November and December. He aggravated the injury Monday against Oklahoma City, but played the entire game Wednesday against San Antonio and started Thursday before leaving.
Carlisle said Devean George will start in Howard's place against the Wizards.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Knicks trade for Derrick Rose The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks made a big trade on Wednesday when the Knicks acquired Derrick Rose in a...
Thumbnail 2017 NBA Finals Odds With the NBA Finals now complete, here is a look ahead to which teams will be favored to contend for next year’s championship.
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 7 Pick It’s all come down to one game. Who will prevail in Game 7 of the NBA Finalsas the Golden State Warriorshost the Cleveland Cavaliersat 8PM ET?
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 7 Total Pick Will Game 7 of the NBA Finalsbe another high-scoring affair, or will it be a grind out between the Golden State Warriorsand Cleveland...
Thumbnail NBA Finals Game 6 Pick Can the Golden State Warriors get back on track in Game 6 of the NBA Finals or will the Cleveland Cavaliers create...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages