Looking for some efficiency? How about Brandon Bass scoring 17 points in under 16 minutes. He made 7 of 11 shots and added three rebounds, two on the offensive glass...Coach Rick Carlisle played Jason Terry and Jerry Stackhouse together some with Stackhouse playing small forward...Look for Devean George to command a significant role this season. At 6-foot-8 he has excellent size defensively at shooting guard and Carlisle is a demanding defensive coach. Carlisle praised George's defensive work against Washington when he got into the game in the second half. Carlisle also seemed to play a big role in re-signing George when it appeared he would be heading elsewhere...Gerald Green finally played in the fourth quarter. He made 1 of 2 shots and had four points in mostly garbage time...The Mavs outrebounded the Wizards 55-37 with Erick Dampier and DeSagana Diop combining for 15.
-- Jeff Caplan