LAS VEGAS -- Things weren't going so good for the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of their summer league opener against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.
The Mavs trailed at one stage by 14 points, including 39-32 at the half. But the Mavs were able to rally and defeat the Kings, 76-73.
Monte Mathis, the head coach of the Mavs' summer league squad, told his team at the half that there was no need to panic.
"We told the guys at halftime we had a lot of open shots, they didn’t go down, but the one thing that’s got to be consistent is the defensive end,'' Mathis said. "You've got to get stops, you've got to get checkouts.
"We’re weren't checking out guys in the first half. We did a little bit better in the second half keeping them off the boards a little bit.''
-- Dwain Price
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