Mavs C Chandler out with lower back pain

BY foxsports • April 3, 2011

Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler won't play against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night because of a sore lower back.

It is just the seventh game the 7-foot-1 veteran has missed this season. Brendan Haywood will start in his place.

Chandler is averaging 10.2 points and 9.3 rebounds this season for Dallas, which has already clinched a playoff spot.

He had 12 points and seven rebounds Saturday night in the Mavericks' 99-92 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

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