SALT LAKE CITY -- Whatever energy the Dallas Mavericks used to beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, they apparently had run out of it by the time they faced the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.'
"Theirs was better than ours,'' coach Rick Carlisle said after the energetic Jazz blasted the Mavs, 113-94 at Energy Solutions Arena. "Without looking at the film, I believe that to be a fair statement.
"They took advanatge of the situation and they earned the win.''
The Mavs used an 11-2 spurt to end the second half and assume a 63-55 lead at the half. But it was all Jazz allthe time in the second half, particularly in the third period when they outscored the Mavs 37-13.
"We didn't play that great in the first half,'' Carlisle said. "That scoring run at the end was some timely shot-making and we were able to string a few stops together.
"But we've got a long ways to go to be the kind of basketball team we want to be.''
-- Dwain Price
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