Howard inactive, Gooden won't play

DALLAS -- Josh Howard is listed as inactive for tonight's game with a left thigh contusion.

Drew Gooden will dress, but won't play with a sprained right ring finger. Gooden injured the finger during Friday's game with San Antonio. It was a rough one for Gooden, who also needed four stitches for a cut under his chin.

As expected, Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams are inactive as well. Both are involved in the trade that will bring Eduardo Najera back to the Mavs. That trade won't be made official until Monday.