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.