DALLAS _ The Dallas Mavericks got out of Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks accomplishing what they wanted to accomplish.
Because the Mavs host the Sacramento Kings at 8 Saturday night, they didn't want to play anyone heavy minutes against Milwaukee. Consider that thought accomplished.
Three reserves -- Jason Terry, Lamar Odom and Rodrigue Beaubois -- played more minutes than any of the five starters during Dallas' 102-76 victory. Terry labored for a team-high 26 minutes, while Odom and Beaubois each played 24 minutes.
Starters Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion and Delonte West each played 22 minutes, Vince Carter worked 18 minutes and Brandan Haywood played 16 minutes.
Afterwards, coach Rick Carlisle said: "I've said this and I'll continue to say it, this season is going to be about depth, energy and spirit, and just keeping everybody into it. The teams that can do that are going to have a chance to be successful.''
-- Dwain Price
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