Pierre Jackson

Pierre Jackson (hamstring) forced to make an early exit for Dallas on Thursday

Dallas Mavericks point guard Pierre Jackson was forced to leave Thursday's game early with a strained hamstring.

What It Means:

Jackson was starting with Deron Williams and J.J. Barea both sidelined, and Dallas just continues to get thinner in the backcourt. If Jackson and Deron Williams continue to miss time, look for Seth Curry, Devin Harris and Justin Anderson to all see as many minutes as they can handle.

Despite playing only 13 minutes, Jackson finished third among Mavs players with an 8.3 nERD in Thursday's loss, per numberFire Live.