Thursday , Nov , 11 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Mavs’ Finley to miss some time

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dallas Mavericks guard Michael Finley is
expected to miss Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat with an ankle injury.

The 31-year-old Finley suffered a second-degree ankle sprain during Tuesday
night’s loss to the Orlando Magic. X-rays taken after the game were negative.

Finley, the 21st overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, is
averaging 17.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in five games this season.

The injury could sideline the Wisconsin product for the next four to five
games. Dallas is 4-1 on the young 2004-05 season.