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Sick Shawn Marion plans to play

DALLAS -- Shawn Marion has reported for work after missing the morning shootaround due to an illness.

"He's here and he's going to attempt to play," coach Rick Carlisle said.

Marion, like most of the Mavs, has had a slow start to the season. But he's coming off one of his best performances, scoring 17 points in Monday's win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Marion would have to be pretty sick to miss a game against the Suns. He spent his first 8 1/2 seasons with Phoenix, making four All-Star appearances in that span.