Delonte West returns after turning ankle again

DALLAS -- It's been a rough day for Delonte West's left ankle.

He has turned the ankle twice today. His status was in question after he stepped on a basketball during shootaround, but he had a productive first half, scoring six points and dishing out two assists in 12 minutes.

Then West turned the ankle again, walking slowly into the locker room after suffering the injury in the final minute of the first half.

West landed awkwardly on his left foot after a nice drive past Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge for a layup. He stayed down on the baseline for several seconds and limped into the tunnel with a trainer behind him after getting up.

UPDATE: West returned for the second half.