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Tyson (hip), Amar'e (rest) out vs. Hawks

ATLANTA -- The Dallas Mavericks will not have their top two centers Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

Starter Tyson Chandler will not play due to a right hip contusion suffered when he took a hard charge from Toronto power forward Amir Johnson late in Tuesday's win over the Raptors.

Reserve Amar'e Stoudemire, who has chronic knee problems, will rest as a precaution on the second night of a back-to-back.

The Mavs are also missing point guard Rajon Rondo (suspension) and small forward Chandler Parsons (left ankle).

Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs were optimistic Chandler will only miss one game. Chandler said Tuesday night that he is still dealing with soreness in his left foot and ankle from an injury that caused him to miss the final game before the All-Star break.

"Tyson sticks his body in there a lot, and he gets beat up a lot," Carlisle said. "We're very sensitive when he gets an ailment because of how important he is to us. He's out tonight, tomorrow will be an off day. He'll get treatment today and tomorrow. Hopefully, we can get him back on the court Friday, but I don't know that for sure."

The Mavs are exercising extreme caution with Stoudemire, who missed 14 games in an 18-game stretch due to knee, ankle and wrist ailments before the All-Star break when he played with the New York Knicks. Concerns over Stoudemire's health and conditioning played a significant role in the Mavs' opting to have him sit out two games before making his Dallas debut.

"Our hope is to integrate him and work with him on his strength and all this stuff to get to the point where he can play back-to-backs," Carlisle said. "Now, after tonight, there's only three more. We'll see where we are when those come up. I don't think any absolute assumption should be made that that is going to be the case. A lot of it is going to depend on how he feels, and a lot of it will depend on our feeling with how much caution to err on."

Parsons did not travel with the team to Atlanta. This will be the third consecutive game he misses due to a sprain and bone bruise in his left ankle. Carlisle did not rule out the possibility of Parsons playing Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets.

"If there's a way he can play Saturday, that certainly helps," Carlisle said. "But if not, we've just got to continue with the next-man-up approac,h and we've just got to keep going."