WICHITA, Kan. -- As far as Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West is concerned, moral victories are for losers.
So when he was asked to analyze how close the short-handed Mavs played the heavy-hitting Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night at INTRUST Bank Arena, West didn't want him hear any of that.
"We don't take (any) moral victories over here,'' West said. "Every game we go into -- full roster or not -- we are trying to win.''
The Mavs lost to the Thunder, 88-76, before a sellout crowd of 15,004. Dallas played without three starters -- Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Kaman and Shawn Marion -- and also without one of their top reserves, Vince Carter.
-- Dwain Price
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