Noel returns but Matthews out in Mavs' game at Wizards
WASHINGTON (AP) Forward Nerlens Noel will return for the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night in Washington, but guard Wesley Matthews is out with a calf injury.
Noel had missed Dallas' past three games with a sore right knee.
The sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Noel is averaging 11.3 points and 9.0 rebounds. He joined the Mavericks from Philadelphia in a deal near last month's trade deadline.
Matthews had a right calf strain Monday in Toronto, limiting the starter to 18 minutes in a 100-78 loss to the Raptors. He's averaging 14.4 points.