NBA Finals, Game 4: Mavericks' Brendan Haywood Active Tonight Against Heat

The Dallas Mavericks will be getting a bit of a boost tonight in Game 4 of the NBA Finals when they play host to the Miami Heat. Seven foot center Brendan Haywood is active tonight, per Earl K. Snead. 

Carlisle says Brendan Haywood is active.    

Haywood missed Game 3 thanks to a hip injury, and his status was in the air for Game 4 tonight. Haywood had been labeled as a game time decision, and would only be active and play if he felt near 70 percent strength. 

This means that Ian Mahinmi will likely have his minutes reduced. Mahinmi played only eight minutes in the Game 3 loss to Miami, missing his only shot from the field while grabbing a single rebound. He did add two free throws to account for his only two points. Further, Mahinmi was -6 in his very limited minutes.

Haywood played in both the Game 1 loss and Game 2 win, but played only eight minutes in Game 2. We'll see how much he and his hip can play tonight as the Mavericks look to tie the series up against the Heat.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.