Mavs’ Collison inactive due to sprained finger

Dallas Mavericks guard Darren Collison is sitting out against
the Chicago Bulls because of a sprained right middle finger.

Collison was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup, and coach
Rick Carlisle didn’t mention didn’t mention the injury during his
pregame news conference. The point guard has struggled in his first
season with Dallas, shooting 35 percent over his last seven games
and averaging 3.0 turnovers.

Collison started 14 of Dallas’ first 15 games, coming off the
bench for the first time this season in Saturday’s loss to the
Philadelphia 76ers. He has been replaced in the starting lineup by
third-year point guard Dominique Jones.

The Mavericks have lost seven of 10 entering play on
Wednesday.