Mike James' 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks will expire at midnight on Thursday.

James is confident that he will receive a second 10-day deal from the Mavericks.

“I’d say that there’s a great chance that he’s going to be there tomorrow, after tonight,” Carlisle said. “And by the way, I thought his play at the end of the third quarter and early in the fourth may have been the difference in the game.”

Following a second 10-day contract, Dallas would need to sign him for the remainder of the season.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that I’m not supposed to be nowhere but the NBA,” James said. “I don’t think I’m a FIBA player. I don’t think I’m a D-League player. I know I’m an NBA player.”