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Game 8: Hornets @ Mavericks

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2011-12 NBA Regular Season

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2-5 vs
3-5
January 7th, 2012
American Airlines Arena (#2)
8:00 PM CST
TV: CST, NBALP
Probable starters:
Jarrett Jack
< Jason Kidd
Marco Belinelli
<
Delonte West
Al-Farouq Aminu < Shawn Marion
Chris Kaman?
<< Dirk Nowitzki
Emeka Okafor > Brendan Haywood

Your Pregame Moment of Zen

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Your Other Pregame Moment of Zen

NBA 2012 - Worst offensive players, minimum 150 minutes:

Rk Player Season Tm ORtg
1 Lamar Odom 2011-12 DAL 72
2 James Johnson 2011-12 TOR 75
3 Glen Davis 2011-12 ORL 76
4 Damion James 2011-12 NJN 76
5 Marquis Daniels 2011-12 BOS 78
6 Stephen Jackson 2011-12 MIL 79
7 Michael Beasley 2011-12 MIN 81
8 Shane Battier 2011-12 MIA 85
9 Brandon Knight 2011-12 DET 85
10 Toney Douglas 2011-12 NYK 86


Eric Gordon Out, Trevor Ariza Out, Jason Smith Out

Eric Gordon and Trevor Ariza are both expected to miss at least the next two weeks (or somewhere in the region of 9 games). Monty Williams has promised lineup experiments in that time, but I'd anticipate Marco Belinelli and Al-Farouq Aminu continuing to get at least the next couple starts.

Trey Johnson - who has seen increased minutes of late - figures to be a candidate to get a start at some point, as does Xavier Henry when he's healthy.

Meanwhile, Jason Smith has not traveled with the team tonight, on account of a death in the family. Our best wishes to him.

On the Mavericks

Dallas is bad right now.

Dallas pays more in team salary than all but three teams in the NBA.

None of those teams (Boston, Los Angeles, Miami) will be this bad. And neither will Dallas.

Other Notes

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