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Nelson was in action for only 16 minutes against the Bucks, scoring only 2 points (1-3 FG, 0-2 FT), adding one rebound and five assists.
Part of the reason why Nelson's minutes were so low is because of his back injury, but also because the Mavericks had such a balanced game. Monitor how much minutes he gets over the next few games to gauge his value as a starter, but also understand that he is still their best option at point guard. Despite his back injury, any reduction in minutes for Nelson will result in split minutes between J.J. Barea and Devin Harris.
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Nelson scored a season-high 13 points Wednesday in a win over Milwaukee. He added four rebounds and three assists.
Nelson looked more comfortable in his second game back from a three-game absence due to back spasms. He has now scored in double-figures in five of the last seven games in which he has played.
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Nelson scored three points in 23 minutes of action Tuesday. He added four rebounds and three assists in the win over the Bulls.
Nelson had missed three straight games nursing a lower back injury but resumed his spot in the starting lineup. He continues to split time with Devin Harris and JJ Barea.
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Nelson (back) will play Tuesday against the Bulls, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
Nelson, who's missed three games with back soreness, was considered probable to play as of Monday, and after going through shootaround, he's been cleared to return. Expect Nelson, who's started all 15 games in which he's played, to slice into Devin Harris and J.J. Barea's respective workloads.
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Nelson (back) is considered probable for Tuesday's matchup with Chicago, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Nelson has missed the last three games with back soreness but appears close to surmounting the issue. Should he return Tuesday, both Devin Harris and J.J. Barea could see mild reductions in playing time.
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Nelson (back) will not play Saturday against the 76ers, according to the Mavericks' official website.
Nelson will miss another game Saturday due to his sore back. Expect Devin Harris to see increased minutes again Saturday with Nelson sidelined.
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Nelson (back) is questionable to play Saturday against the 76ers, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
Back spasms kept Nelson out of the team's last two games, and there's a chance he could miss a third. Regardless, Dallas will be cautious with his minutes, so Devin Harris, who played 33 minutes Friday, will likely be in for increased playing time again.
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Nelson (back) will not play Friday against the Raptors, Chuck Cooperstein of 103.3 FM ESPN Radio reports.
This will be the second-straight game that Nelson will miss with back spasms. As a result, Devin Harris will likely assume the spot in the starting five in place of Nelson during his absence.
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Nelson (back spasms) is questionable for Friday's game against the Raptors, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The back issue forced Nelson out of Wednesday's game against the Knicks, but his questionable listing would seem to suggest a long-term absence isn't in store just yet. The Mavericks should have more information on Nelson's status following Friday's morning shootaround. Devin Harris, who logged 40 minutes in place of Nelson against the Knicks, would likely be tabbed for the start again if Nelson is unable to go.
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Nelson is dealing with back spasms and will not play Wednesday, Mavs.com's Earl K. Sneed reports.
There was no word of back trouble with Nelson in previous days, and this should open up a lot of minutes for Devin Harris and J.J. Barea, as Raymond Felton is also out Wednesday.