Mavs face another wounded foe

SALT LAKE CITY -- Jazz forward Carlos Boozer won't play against the Mavericks tonight because of a strained right calf.

That shouldn't provide any comfort to the Mavs.

After all, the Mavs have managed to lose to a handful of teams playing without their stars this season. They're coming off a loss to the Trail Blazers without Brandon Roy. They opened the season by losing to the Wizards without Antawn Jamison. They lost in San Antonio with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker watching from the bench in street clothes. And Corey Maggette was included in the half of the Golden State roster that wasn't available when the Warriors won at the American Airlines Center.