Mavericks backup C Mahinmi out against Portland
Friday, April 6, 2012
DALLAS (AP) -- Dallas Mavericks reserve center Ian Mahinmi missed Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers to be with his financee for the birth of their child.
Mahinmi is expected to rejoin the team for Saturday night's game at Memphis.
Dallas starting guard Delonte West had been questionable for the game when he twisted his left ankle by stepping on a ball during Friday morning's shootaround, but West underwent treatment and was in the lineup.
The Mavericks were already short-handed with guard Jason Kidd sitting out his third consecutive game due to a strained right groin.