DALLAS – After Friday’s loss in Memphis, the Los Angeles Lakers are 6-7 overall, including 0-4 on the road.
Thus, the Mavs (7-6) know what to expect when they host the Lakers tonight at 7:30 at American
“They’re desperate for a win, so they’re going to come out and play hard,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said. “I expect them to go with some different lineups.
“They experimented some last night with some smaller lineups and we’re going to have to be ready for everything.’’
Carlisle wasn’t sure if he could take some things from the Mavs’ 99-91 opening-day victory over the Lakers and utilize it tonight. After all, the Lakers were coached sat the time by Mike Brown, who has since been fired and replaced by Mike D’Antoni.
“That’s a long time ago,’’ Carlisle said of that Oct. 30 contest against the Lakers. “There’s some things we did well and we’re going to have to do them again.
“But a lot has changed since then and we’ve got to be solid in all facets. The system is different, but they’ve still got great players.’’
-- Dwain Price
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