The Mavericks know this is not going to be a typical game tonight.
The score won't be in the 80s or probably even the 90s, unless you're talking about the score at the end of the third quarter.
"We got to be aggressive, but not frantic,'' Rick Carlisle said. "Defensively we got to have a physical presence but attack for great shots. And we got to do a better job than we did the other night at getting in the paint and getting to the free-throw line.
"This is a completely different kind of game than the Portland game. We're not going to walk it up against them. That just doesn't work. We got to be aggressive and smart and play our game.''
By the way, the Warriors won't be quite as small as they usually are. Ronny Turiaf will start, coming back from a sore left knee that kept him out of nine games.