Vince Carter gets back in starting lineup

DALLAS -- Delonte West and Vince Carter will make up the Dallas Mavericks' backcourt for tonight's game against the New Orleans Hornets.

Point guard Jason Kidd will miss at least three games with a lower back injury.

West takes over at the point, with Carter at shooting guard. Carter was the starter fort the season opener, but lost that job after one half against the Miami Heat. Carter has come off the bench in the last seven games.

West, signed primarily to serve as Kidd's backup, has mostly played shooting guard.