Erick Dampier won't play tonight. He's got pretty good swelling on that left knee that he hurt against the Warriors. He still isn't sure exactly when it happened or what happened, but he thinks he knocked knees at some point.
Dampier didn't practice Thursday, but all indications from Avery Johnson were that Dampier would play. He won't.
"I thought he was," Johnson said during his pre-game media session. "Shows you I'm not a trainer. A teacher, administrator, coach, manager, but not a trainer."
Dampier said he hopes it's just a one game thing and that he'll be back in the lineup Sunday at Minnesota.
-- Jeff Caplan