Howard, Gooden sit for Mavs
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.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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