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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Mavericks point guard Derek Fisher left Dallas’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night with a strained right knee.
Fisher had his shot blocked by Evan Turner and went down to the floor holding his knee after he landed. He walked slowly to locker room with 6:50 left in the first quarter and did not return.
The team announced that Fisher suffered a strain to the patellar tendon in his right knee. It is uncertain if he will be available for Thursday’s home game against the defending champion Miami Heat.
Dallas coach Rick Carlisle told reporters before the game that Fisher wasn’t going to play because of the flu, but the 17th year veteran started before his early exit.
Fisher signed as a free agent with the Mavericks on Nov. 29. The 17th-year guard came in averaging 9.4 points and 3.9 assists in eight games this season.
(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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