Despite Injury Scare, Beaubois Impresses
Beaubois was eventually helped off the court by a pair of Mavericks' trainers, careful not to put any weight on his left leg.
While everyone else in the gym was fearing the worse, Beaubois knew it wasn't serious -- just extremely painful. "I just bumped knee to knee," he told reporters, speaking with a bag of ice taped to his knee. "I had a previous injury [there], so it just hurt. But it's not bad, it's not bad."
The injury has officially been termed a left knee contusion, and considering the Mavericks don't play again until Thursday, there's a good chance he won't miss any time.
Beaubois finished the game with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists, but he wasn't satisfied -- not only because it fell short of his 34-point explosion on Saturday but also because of the final result. "I'm not happy because we are losing," he said. "So I think I can help more, especially on the rebounds."
Fortunately for Beaubois, no one remembers the final score in July, just the performance of individual players, and so far he's more than lived up to his first-round billing.