Carlisle 'fine' after fainting

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said "everything's fine" after he collapsed at practice Friday and was taken off the court on a stretcher and to Baylor Medical Center.

Mavericks President Donnie Nelson said Carlisle was "lightheaded and fainted" on the court at American Airlines Center. Carlisle was released from the hospital later Friday.

"I got to feeling a little lightheaded," Carlisle told a Dallas radio station, "fainted and, before I knew it, they were pulling me out of there on a stretcher."

Carlisle said he won't join the Mavericks for Saturday's outdoor exhibition game against Phoenix in Indian Wells, Calif. Nelson said Dwane Casey will coach the team.

•Trail Blazers forward Jeff Pendergraph will undergo surgery in the near future to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. … Rockets guard Kyle Lowry will miss two exhibition games with a bone bruise in his right knee, discovered in a recent MRI exam. … Nets forward Troy Murphy will be out indefinitely with an injury to his lower back.

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