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 ended with 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting in 36 minutes of action, but
his potential go-ahead three-pointer with 22 seconds left bounced out and
Dallas lost 107-102.

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.

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