Thursday , Dec , 09 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Finley returns for Mavericks

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks activated All-Star guard
Michael Finley from the injured list in time for Thursday’s home game against
the Seattle SuperSonics.

Finley missed 15 contests after spraining his right ankle versus Orlando on
November 9 in Dallas’ fifth game of the season. He averaged 17 points and 4.6
rebounds before getting injured.

The Mavericks were 9-6 in Finley’s absence, but will face the team tied for
the best record in the league in the Sonics (16-3).

To make room on the active roster, Dallas placed rookie center D.J. Mbenga on
the injured list with a strained right hamstring.