Just wrapping up here on a few things, kids. Great second quarter for the Mavs, especially Brandon Bass and James Singleton. After Dirk Nowitzki played 40-plus minutes on Friday, coach Rick Carlisle said he wanted to give his big man a rest. Those guys' performances helped him do that.
Someone asked Carlisle about Jerry Stackhouse, who's just coming off that foot injury that sidelined him three months. Stackhouse played just over 13 minutes tonight but still went without a bucket. Carlisle said, "he looked very tired to me. I just wanted to make sure we didn't overextend him. (He played) eight minutes last night (against Houston), 13 tonight, and that’s why I took him out.
"This is a long road, this is a process," Carlisle said. "It's been three months. Like I said, this is something that's a very difficult challenge for him, and it's going to take a lot of time."
-- Tracey Myers