The last time the Dallas Mavericks played in San Antonio they were down a center because Brendan Haywoodwas suspended. Tonight, the Mavs could be without under-the-weather Tyson Chandler. Either way, Ian Mahinmi said he’s looking forward to seeing some minutes against his former team.
“I know tonight’s going to be minutes for me,” the third-year French center said after the morning shootaround. “I’m going to prepare myself and I am looking forward to the game.”
“I like playing here. It’s always good to come back against your former team,” Mahinmi said. “You always want to have a good game. Last game I had a good game and we got out of here with a win so it was a great feeling to me.”
With Dirk Nowitzki out and the possibility reduced minutes for an under-the-weather Tyson Chandler, Mahinmi should see some playing time tonight possibly playing some spot minutes defending Tim Duncan, who he guarded in Spurs practices for the last few years.