DALLAS -- In analyzing what happened last Sunday in San Antonio when the Spurs converted 20-of-30 three-pointers en route to a 129-91 win over Dallas, Mavericks center Chris Kaman noted that communications broke down all over the place.
"I think we broke down a little bit in our pick-and-roll ocverages and didn't get to where we wanted to go,'' Kaman said after this morning's shoot around at American Airlines Center. "We've just got to be more alert to their shooters.
"We weren't ready for that 20 for 30 effort they gave us.''
The Mavs (12-18) hope the Spurs (23-8) don't have another torrid shooting display in their arsenal when the two teams meet at 6:30 tonight at the AAC. In order to prevent that from happening, Kaman figures the Mavs need to contain Spurs point guard Tony Parker.
"One of the biggest things of all is keeping Parker out of that middle,'' Kaman said. "And that's tough to do, but that's what they're so good at.
"When you leave to help, then he throws it to a guy for a three, and then you're kind of stuck with your hands down. We've just got to do a job on Parker the best we can.''
-- Dwain Price
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