DALLAS -- What stood out the most in the Dallas Mavericks' 98-88 preseason win over Atlanta last Wednesday is that the Hawks basically played their B-team.
Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, Al Horford, Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll didn't even play in that game. And those are the five players the Hawks plan to start tonight at 7:30 at American Airlines Center when the Mavs open the regular season against Atlanta.
Still, there were a few learning tools the Mavs picked up in that preseason contest against the Hawks.
"Their bench guys were working us over pretty good for a lot of the game, so they're deep,'' coach Rick Carlisle said. "They've got shooting.
"Elton Brand is an experienced guy that can put big games together -- we''ve got to respect him. They're going to come in here aggressive and we're going to be aggressive, too.''
-- Dwain Price
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