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Mavs' Carlisle has knee surgery, will miss game


Posted Dec 26 2010 5:15PM

DALLAS (AP) -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has undergone minor knee surgery and will miss the team's next game at Oklahoma City.

Mavericks spokeswoman Sarah Melton said Carlisle had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee during a five-day Christmas break and was told by doctors not to travel for a few days.

Assistant coach Dwane Casey will lead the team Monday night against the Thunder. Casey was in charge for a preseason game against Phoenix in Indian Wells, Calif., when Carlisle stayed home after fainting at practice.

Carlisle is expected back on the bench Tuesday night at home against Toronto.

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