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Shawn Marion's take on the compressed NBA schedule: Less sleep

_47635959_shawnmarionDALLAS - In what feels like about four weeks the Mavs have played a little more than one-third of their regular season schedule. Actually, that's not too far off.

The Mavs sit in first-place in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association here on the planet earth located in the universe. A 14-9 record isn't exactly worth writing home about, but given the bizarre nature surrounding this schedule and the approximately 48-hour offseason, take it.

"I didn't know what to expect," Mavs forward Shawn Marion TOLD ME today after practice. "It's that much harder, sometimes. You play so much it's that much harder to sleep. You are sitting there and you are watching a game, or you're just like, 'I can't sleep' because you know there is a game coming up. At the same time, in the long run you have to do what you need to do to make sure your body is where it needs to be."

The Mavs host the Pacers tomorrow night at the AAC, then it's on to Cleveland for a game Saturday night. Between Feb. 3 and Feb. 29, they will play 13 games. The good news? No double headers.

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That guy doesn't need much sleep. He's been doing it big time in 'the league' for a very long time. Give it up for S. Marion

Dutch from Arlington

"No double headers"?!??! the whole season is a double-header

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