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Mbah a Moute out against Dallas

March 12, 2013

MILWAUKEE -- As the Milwaukee Bucks get three back from injury Tuesday night, starting small forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute will sit out the game against the Mavericks with turf toe.

Power forward Ersan Ilyasova, center Larry Sanders and guard J.J. Redick all will be available against Dallas, with Ilyasova and Sanders returning to the starting lineup. Mike Dunleavy will start at small forward in Mbah a Moute's absence.

Ilyasova missed Milwaukee's last two games with a left knee pain, while Sanders (left knee pain) and Redick (sprained right ankle) sat out Sunday's 115-113 victory in Sacramento.

Mbah a Moute left the game against the Kings briefly, but returned after halftime to finish the game. Turf toe can be a nagging injury, but the Bucks have no timetable set on his return.

"He'll be out today and then we'll see," Bucks coach Jim Boylan said of Mbah a Moute. "He's day-to-day as to when he'll be back.

"We treated him yesterday, treated him today and he tried this morning to go up and down but he just couldn't do it."

Mavericks forward Shawn Marion will miss his third consecutive game with a left calf contusion. In his return to his college arena, former Marquette star Jae Crowder will likely start in place of Marion.

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