DALLAS – Los Angeles Laker center Dwight Howard scored seven points in Wednesday’s loss to Sacramento and seven points in Friday’s loss to Memphis.
The Mavs hopes Howard rolls another seven when Dallas (7-6) entertains the Lakers (6-7) tonight at 7:30 at American Airlines Center. However, the Mavs are not banking on another so-so game from who many perceive as the game’s best center.
“Howard’s a huge challenge in there,’’ Carlisle said. “He’s a great player.
“He’s one of those guys who consistently plays above the rim and he has great strength.’’
Chris Kaman and Elton Brand will probably spend a lot of time on Howard. But Brandan Wright and rookie Bernard James may also get a chance at trying to corral him.
“We’ve got to send the posse after him,’’ Carlisle said. “We’ve got to send a lot of different guys and we’re going to have to do it as a team.
“One guy is not going to stop him. He’s just too strong and too good.’’
-- Dwain Price
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