While the Warriors will have forward Draymond Green back in the lineup Saturday in Dallas, the Mavericks will be without forward Chandler Parsons.
Parsons is dealing with a knee injury and Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle made the announcement Saturday morning that knee swelling will keep Parsons from playing.
#Mavs coach Rick Carlisle: "Parsons will be out tonight with right knee swelling.''— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) April 4, 2015
The fourth-year forward played 26 minutes in the Mavericks' game against the Rockets on Thursday night before exiting in the third quarter.
According to Carlisle, Parsons had been bothered by the knee for a few days, but tried to play through it.
"After the game (Wednesday) night I heard about it and talked to him a little bit about it,’’ Carlisle said. "He was a little sore, but he didn’t think it was serious, and then he got treatment (Thursday)," Carlisle told the media Thursday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
"He got checked out at halftime (against the Rockets). He wasn’t having a lot of pain, he just got some swelling and he wanted to give it a shot, but then we pulled the plug."
As for Green, he has sat out the previous three Warriors' games due to inflammation in his shins, but the Warriors announced Friday that he would play Saturday.
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