Howard, Gooden out with injuries

Updated: January 9, 2010, 8:34 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks forwards Josh Howard and Drew Gooden were out with injuries Saturday night against the Utah Jazz.

Howard sustained a left thigh contusion in Friday night's 112-103 victory at San Antonio. Gooden sprained his right ring finger in that game and needed four stitches to close a cut on his chin.

Howard was among the inactives. Gooden was listed as active, but the Mavericks said he'd be withheld from the game.

Both players are day to day.


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