Dallas center Brandan Wright sidelined

Dallas center Brandan Wright will miss the Mavericks’ game

Thursday night against the San Antonio Spurs because of an

undisclosed illness.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Wright would be out, but

starting center Samuel Dalembert would play even though he’s

fighting the same illness that has been going around Dallas’ locker


Wright, who missed this season’s first 23 games while recovering

from a fractured left (shooting) shoulder, averaged 12.2 points,

4.6 rebounds and 21 minutes during the previous five games.

Dalembert, who has started 18 times, is averaging 6.4 points,

6.2 rebounds and 21 minutes.