DALLAS (AP) -Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard is out with a sprained left wrist and will be re-evaluated next week.
An MRI exam Wednesday revealed the sprain after Howard injured his wrist Tuesday night in the Mavericks' final preseason game, a 96-88 victory against Chicago.
Howard will miss the first two games of the regular season anyway because of his suspension for an altercation with Sacramento center Brad Miller in an earlier preseason game. Howard hit Miller in the back of the neck with a forearm after Miller shoved Mavericks guard Devin Harris to the ground.
Dallas' first two games are on the road - Oct. 31 at Cleveland and Nov. 2 at Atlanta.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Pelicans vs. Jazz Prediction Are the Pelicans a good underdog play tonight against the Jazz at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Grizzlies vs. Kings Prediction The Grizzlies have been a great bet against the Kings in recent meetings but will they cash for bettors tonight at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Mavericks Prediction Is the over/under total set too high in tonight's Thunder and Mavericks matchup at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Spurs Prediction Tonight's marquee matchup in the NBA tips off at 8:00PM ET when the Spurs host the Cavs. Will San Antonio cover as a home favorite?
Thumbnail Pistons vs. Knicks Prediction Are the Knicks a good bet to cover the spread tonight when they host the Pistons at 7:30PM ET?

NBA Team Pages