Mavs' Howard makes return vs. Nuggets
Howard didn't start, but came off the bench late in the first quarter. Coach Rick Carlisle said Howard will be eased back into the starting lineup.
Howard, whose last game was Nov. 18, entered as Dallas' No. 2 scorer at 20.3 points per game.
He began wearing a walking boot a week ago, then shed the boot over the weekend when swelling subsided.
Dallas was 9-2 in Howard's absence.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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