The Mavericks said Dampier became ill before the game, and was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for further tests. He was accompanied by Mavericks trainer Casey Smith. The team never described the nature of his illness.
Coach Rick Carlisle was terse when pressed on the situation, saying, "I've given you all the details I'm going to give you. Symptom free."
Carlisle later called it "a very unusual situation, but he's doing well now."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.