DALLAS -- The one negative about overtime games is that players wound up playing a lot of minutes. And that's not necessarily good for an older team like the Dallas Mavericks.
Such was the case during Saturday's 99-96 overtime loss to the Orleans Hornets at American Airlines Center.
Vince Carter played 36 minutes, Shawn Marion played 35 and Dirk Nowitzki played 34. At 30.1 minutes per game, Marion was the only one of that trio who went into the game averaging over 30 minutes a contest.
"These overtime are running our older players' minutes way up,'' coach Rick Carlisle said. "That's what concerns me.
"Vince should be at 30 and Dirk should be at 30. That's where those guys should be, but they're not, so this is where we are.''
-- Dwain Price
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