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.

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies Prediction After they were beaten soundly last night in Milwaukee, will the Trail Blazers rebound with an upset win over the Grizzlies tonight in...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Jazz Pick Will the Golden State Warriors run into any trouble when they hit the road tonight to face the Utah Jazz tonight at...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Hawks Prediction Are the Miami Heat a solid underdog play tonight in Atlanta when they visit the Hawks at 7:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Pistons vs. Hornets Pick Can the Charlotte Hornets keep the Detroit Pistons from winning back-to-back games when the two meet up tonight at...
Thumbnail Cleveland could face short-handed scenario The Cavaliers have won seven straight meetings against the Knicks. But can the defending champs keep the magic going tonight in spite of a slew of bumps and...
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages