Haywood out, Beaubois starts

The Dallas Mavericks have their work cut out for them tonight in pursuit of their 11th consecutive victory against the Chicago Bulls.

The Mavs have just nine healthy bodies available and are without a true center. Brendan Haywood is out of the lineup with a lower back issue that flared up in Friday night's win in Dallas.

Rookie Rodrigue Beaubois gets the start at shooting guard with point guard Jason Kidd, Caron Butler at small forward and Shawn Marion and Dirk Nowitzki playing -- take your pick -- the power forward and center positions.

The Mavs have just nine players available.