HOUSTON -- What Rick Carlisle wants more than anything from Dallas Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert in his titanic matchup with Houston center Dwight Howard on Monday is the ability to stay out of foul trouble.
"We need Sam to play Sam’s game,'' Carlisle, the Mavs' coach, said following Sunday's practice at the University of Houston. "We need his length and we him to be able play without early foul trouble.
"And he understands that and we’ll keep reinforcing that.''
The Mavs (3-2) meet the Rockets (3-1) at 7 Monday at the Toyota Center.
-- Dwain Price
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