Mavs’ Brendan Haywood questionable for Game 3


The Mavericks backup center Brendan Haywood is questionable for Game 3 Sunday after injuring his right hip flexor in Game 2.

Officially Haywood is day-to-day and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle was playing everything close to the vest as coaches do in the playoffs. ESPNDallas has the quotes.

“We’ll know more tomorrow. He was not feeling well when he left the game,” Carlisle said. “If he’s able to play I’m sure he’ll play. If not we’ll have to adjust.”

Adjusting might not be all bad, it would mean minutes for Ian Mahinmi, who has a little more athleticism but not the experience of Haywood. But mostly it would mean more minutes for Tyson Chandler.