WASHINGTON – As a precaution, Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris will sit out tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards.
Tipoff is at 6 p.m. at the Verizon Center.
An 11-year veteran, Harris has been experiencing soreness in the lower part of his right leg for over a week. But he said he’s hopeful of playing in Friday’s home game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
"It’s more precautionary more than anything else,’’ Harris said after Wednesday morning’s shootaround. "I’ve got a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, but I don’t expect to miss any more time again.’’
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Harris said he first started feeling pain in his right leg during the Nov. 11 home game against the Sacramento Kings. It reached a crescendo this past Monday in Charlotte when Harris left the game for good with 5:34 remaining in the second period after playing only 10 minutes.
"We don’t think it’s serious,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said. "But we’re going to sit him tonight.’’
The pain, Harris said, is mainly located in the middle of his right calf all the way down to his ankle. But he doesn’t know exactly how the injury was initiated.
"It’s not one particular play,’’ Harris said. "It’s something that’s been going on for the last week or so.’’
Guard Ricky Ledo and Harris will be on the inactive list for tonight’s game. Guard Raymond Felton is on the active list, but he’ll also miss tonight’s game while serving the second game of a four-game suspension.