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Kleber injures shoulder, will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks

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Dallas Mavericks big man Maxi Kleber sustained a separation of the AC joint in his right shoulder, the team announced Sunday.

The 32-year-old will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Kleber was injured early in the second quarter of Friday's series-clinching victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The 32-year-old took a hard fall as he attempted a shot in transition.

Kleber remained in the contest briefly to shoot his free throws before exiting.

The German had been a key part of the Mavs' opening-round series win, knocking down 10 triples and providing solid defense.

Dallas is already without key reserve Tim Hardaway Jr.

Derrick Jones Jr. could see an uptick in minutes during Kleber's absence.

The Mavs begin their second-round series Tuesday against the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder.

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