DALLAS -– Two days after losing at home by 26 points to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks are still a bit upset with themselves.
“Nobody likes to get beat by 30 points, especially at home,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said. “That’s not how we want to do business here.
“And so when that happens we’ve got to adjust. A lot of it is just in our disposition defensively.’’
The Mavs (7-7) will put that disposition to a test Tuesday at 6 p.m. when they play the 76ers (8-6) in Philadelphia.
“We’ve had two days to work on things and spend time on our disposition as much as anything,’’ Carlisle said. “We’ve done some decent things in practice and we’ve got to keep getting better and
carry it over to the game.
“The things that we do we do hard, and if we don’t do them hard we keep doing them. It’s got to be a situation where demands are met.’’
Carlisle then drove home his point by saying: “You get what you demand and you encourage what you tolerate. That’s a great saying that I recently saw somewhere, and that’s how I’m going to approach this as the leader of the team.’’
And as the leader of the Mavs, Carlisle knows he has to be very demanding in order to get the results he wants.
He said: “Our guys got to understand that anything less than a full capacity is not going to cut it with the way we’re structured right now.’’
-- Dwain Price
Follow me on Twitter