DALLAS (AP) -Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace was back in uniform, but not in the starting lineup Wednesday night against Dallas after missing eight games because of a concussion.
Mavericks forward Devean George missed his second straight game because of lower back soreness.
Wallace entered the game with 3:55 left in the first quarter, and missed his first shot seconds later. He hadn't played since Feb. 22, when he was knocked unconscious after Sacramento power forward Mikki Moore wheeled around in the post and hit Wallace with an inadvertent elbow.
Wallace was finally cleared to return to practice Monday, and coach Sam Vincent planned to cautiously work him back into action.
``We'll get him in early and let him work his way back. We don't feel like he has to put anything on his shoulders,'' Vincent said before Wednesday's game. ``We don't want to rush him into anything that will jeopardize his health.''
It was the fourth concussion in four seasons for Wallace, who at 20.6 points per game is on pace for his highest-scoring season of his career. He experienced some amnesia - he still doesn't remember the play - and had headaches and drowsiness for several days after being hit.

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