Mavs' Dampier misses another game

Updated: February 9, 2010, 1:22 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had been leaning toward not playing center Erick Dampier against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. And that's what he did.

Dampier has been dealing with a left knee effusion for more than a month, causing him to miss four games, including last week's win over the Warriors. Eduardo Najera started in his place in a 127-117 win over Golden State on Monday.

Soreness is no longer a problem, Dampier said, but he needs ...

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