SALT LAKE CITY -- Looking for an opportunity to show that he can still be a factor for the Dallas Mavericks, backup point guard Rodrigue Beaubois played a soild floor game during Monday's 100-94 loss to the Utah Jazz.
In 18 minutes, Beaubois finished with seven points, three assists and one steal while converting 3-of-8 baskets. He also drew high praise from coach Rick Carlisle.
"I liked the way Roddy played and down the stretch decided to go with him (over starting point guard Darren Collison) and he did a good job of getting the ball places, and the ball kept moving,'' Carlisle said. "We've got two guys that are good players, and night-to-night it's going to be a (coach's) decision as to who finishes.''
Collison, by the way, played 29 minutes and had 11 points, two assists and one steal, and also was 3-of-8 from the field. But it was Beaubois who was on the floor running the Mavs' offense during the game's final 2:54 with Dallas behind 88-86.
-- Dwain Price
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