DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have today off. And boy, do they need it.
After those two debacles against Miami and Denver to start the season, perhaps a day away from the gym is exactly what the Mavs need. A time to reflect on that 11-point loss to the Heat and that 22-point loss to the Nuggets.
It couldn't hurt. Especially with the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder up next on the Mavs' schedule.
Thursday's game in Oklahoma City, followed by Friday's home game against Toronto, could tell a lot about where the Mavs are mentally, not to mention physically.
Coach Rick Carlisle said: "We're going to recharge (today), have a (heck) of a practice on Wednesday, and then we've got to go up to Oklahoma City and we're going to have to play a lot better.''
-- Dwain Price
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