News: Parsons (knee) will start Saturday's playoff opener at Houston, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Parsons missed the last six games of the regular season due to a sore and swollen right knee, but the ailment won't stop him from aiding the Mavericks' postseason effort. In four games against his former team this season, he averaged 13.3 points (on 45 percent shooting), 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.3 three-pointers, and 1.0 steal in 31 minutes.
News: Parsons (knee) says he feels good and will play in Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday, Mavs.com's Earl Sneed reports.
Impact: It will be a big series for Parsons on a personal level, as it is against his former Rockets teammates. He will play a crucial role in a gang effort to limit James Harden's offensive attack, and will be the third option offensively after Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis.