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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With Sean Lee returning from a two-game absence, the Cowboys will have their starting linebacker corps together for the first time this season Sunday at San Francisco. Anthony Hitchens will start at middle linebacker in place of Jaylon Smith with Lee at weak-side linebacker and Damien Wilson at strong-side linebacker.

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Will Lonzo make history Thursday night?

Ernie DiGregorio's rookie debut assist record for the Buffalo Braves in 1973 has stood the test of time. But Dennis Smith Jr. came close in his debut Wednesday, totaling 10 dimes for the Mavericks in a 117-111 loss to the Hawks. Lonzo Ball averaged 7.6 assists per game in his lone season at UCLA.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith is set to take part in his first practice since Sept. 27 because of back tightness. Smith has not missed a game and the Cowboys expect him to be ready Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Longhorn dunks over his mom (0:42)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin Harris let rookie Dennis Smith Jr. pick which Disney princess backpack he wanted.

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Smith shines in debut, Mavs fall to Hawks (1:09)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk on Dennis Smith Jr.: "He's definitely a special athlete. We're gonna have a lot of fun watching him hopefully for a long, long time."

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Matthews drills 3-pointer off nice bounce pass from Smith Jr. (0:18)
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Smith Jr. uses hot third quarter to tie game (0:21)
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Noel shows off hustle with block, putback dunk (0:27)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dennis Smith Jr. quickly returned to the Mavs' bench. Fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dennis Smith Jr. went to locker room with Mavs athletic trainer Casey Smith after subbing out of the game. He winced as he left the floor.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Rockets PG Chris Paul will sit out tonight at Sacramento with a bruised left knee, but hopes to play in home opener Saturday versus Dallas.

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Smith Jr. shows off athleticism with alley-oop dunk (0:16)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban on Mavs rookie PG Dennis Smith Jr.: "He's the fastest player in the NBA. Not even close."

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Elliott on abuser label: 'That's not me' (0:34)