Sunday, February 10, 2008

Dampier returns and Stackhouse out

Erick Dampier is back in the starting lineup after a sprained ankle knocked him out for one game. Jerry Stackhouse takes his place on the inactive list, having tweaked his hamstring on Friday. He had missed the previous seven games.

“He’s not where we want him to be right now,” Avery Johnson said of Stackhouse. “We’re going to continue to rehab him and hopefully get him strong, and get that leg strong, and hopefully get him back sometime soon. He’s day-to-day. He’s not ready to play in this game tonight.”

Stackhouse said he felt a twinge early in his 11-minute stint, but remained in the game against Memphis. He actually dunked once after the setback.

“If the recovery is not good, and we feel there is some danger, then we’ll sit him down,” Johnson said.

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