Howard sidelined with stomach illness

WASHINGTON -- Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Howard sat in the team's 94-93 victory over the Washington Wizards because of a stomach illness.

Jason Terry started in Howard's spot on Wednesday night.

Howard has missed 21 of Dallas' 42 games this season. He's spent much of the season rehabilitating his surgically repaired left ankle.

Tim Thomas was also inactive. He is not with the team on a five-game road trip due to personal reasons.