DALLAS _ With his family watching from owner Mark Cuban's suite, Lamar Odom never got things going in a positive manner Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In one of his worst games with the Dallas Mavericks, Odom scored just five points on 2-of-14 shooting. He never really got into the offensive flow of the game, although he said he took some great shots.
"I only think I forced one,'' Odom said. "They were all good shots.''
But the overwhelmingly majority of those shots never found the basket and played a role in the Mavs dropping a 105-90 decision to the Timberwolves.
Coach Rick Carlisle admitted that Odom was in a funk, which is why he only played him 4:35 in the second half.
"He was struggling and we needed guys in the game that could either make plays, have quickness, have energy, and were playing better,'' Carlisle said. "And that's pretty much the bottom line.''
-- Dwain Price
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