The Indiana Pacers could have a full roster for the first time in weeks against the Dallas Mavericks tonight.

David West and Danny Granger are expected to be back in the lineup after being out with injuries.

Granger has been out since March 6 with pain in his left knee.

The Pacers decided to play Granger against the Mavericks instead of against the Houston Rockets because they wanted to give him an extra day of work.

Granger, who has missed all but five games this season, is at the point where he’ll either help the Pacers, or the team will have to shut him down.

If healthy, Granger will help the Pacers off the bench down the stretch and in the playoffs. But if he’s laboring along, slowing them down, the Pacers won’t hesitate to sit him.

West has missed the past six games with a lower back sprain, which occurred in the March 16 game at Philadelphia. Tyler Hansbrough and Jeff Pendergraph have done a good job filling in for West, but the veteran’s presence has still been missed.

“David is a big one,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “Our backup (power forwards) are playing really, really well. To win in the NBA, you have to score at crunch time, and David West is a guy we run most of our offense through down the stretch. That’s where it’s the most challenging.”