Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  10 responses

Worrying About Josh Howard’s Ankles

That’s about all the Mavs can do at this point: “The Mavericks have concerns beyond Howard’s physical status, but his injuries are near the top. How concerned are they? ‘Very,’ Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Monday. ‘I’m always concerned. It’s been a problem since the third week of the season. We always hold our breath, cross our fingers.’ For what it’s worth, Howard’s newly injured right ankle doesn’t hurt quite as much as his left. However, he still can’t cut very well and is cautious on the court. Caution has no place in the playoffs. ‘It’s something I’ve been dealing with all season,’ Howard said. ‘I just have to get through it like I’ve been and do what I can do to help my team win.’”

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  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great


  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    im sure he knows the medicine to ease the pain

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Josh Howard’s ankles could be made out of adamantium and they would still lose this series.

  • http://www.ares.net Ares

    The Mavericks are not going to win without Josh Howard. He can’t take this time to get healthy, as he is more valuable right now at this moment than he will be next year or after. This is the Mavericks’ chance to finally leave the shadows of the Spurs’ dynasty and be the team they are destined to be! Go Mavs!

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    Josh Howard was the catalyst to making the Mavs be as good as they were the last couple of weeks of the season. No Josh = sweep.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    freaking stupid turnover prone Mavs…. Jason Kidd bricking every shot in sight.. without Josh this team STINKS! Dirk is doing his thing, but he’s played ALL of Denver’s frontcourt today and still scored 35 so far, but dude is done…dunzo…tired! Freaking stupid limited bench…ARRRRGHHHH… Rick starts the fourth with neither Jet or Dirk on the court… WTEFFIIN..F? stupid Jet is playing scared…. Dampier is rubbish…i am so angry, i think my hair just started graying.

  • http://myspace.com/2grownup2beshownup Jack

    Yeah Darksaber I feel all that, but you didn’t seriously think that the Mavs had a chance in this series? They did beat the Spurs, but right now that doesn’t mean much. They’re just not as talented as the Nuggets.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Jack: i was hoping for more pride, and not these putrid fight for 3 quarters, concede in the 4th games they’ve shown so far. And beating the graybeards of the Alamo so easily raised my expectations a tad too much. Still, they are great at home. Not over yet. Someone needs to offer up their ankle to Josh. Gerald? Stack? Devean? Anyone using up oxygen on the bench but not playing…

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  • Jacob

    J-Ho is done, Mavs are out end of story