Dampier, Haywood back for Mavs; Barea out

Centers Erick Dampier and Brendan Haywood returned to the Dallas
Mavericks on Wednesday night against the New Jersey Nets.

Dampier missed the previous 12 games with a dislocated right
middle finger. Haywood sat out two games with lower back
tightness.

Dallas played long stretches of zone defense and used small
forward Shawn Marion at center while its two big men were
sidelined.

The Mavericks ruled guard Jose Juan Barea out with an injured
left ankle sustained in Monday night’s 113-93 victory at Minnesota.
Dallas coach Rick Carlisle doesn’t expect Barea’s injury to be
long-term.

Dallas remains without No. 2 scorer Jason Terry, who missed his
fourth consecutive game after undergoing surgery to repair facial
injuries.