DALLAS -- The film showed when the Indiana Pacers ambushed the Dallas Mavericks in the second half of Friday's game at American Airlines Center, the home team didn't do a very good job stemming the tide.
"We got kind of stagnant,'' forward Shawn Marion said after Saturday's practice. "Coach (Rick Carlisle) showed us the tape and when something happened everybody kind of got just demoralized a little bit, and it shouldn’t be that way.
"You should just shake it off and just get back in there and make the most of it, and I think it trickled down to everybody. We've just got to get over those little minor mistakes like that and just keep playing and competing and I think good things will happen for us.’’
The Mavs led Indiana, 51-43 with 8:33 left in the third period. But the Pacers buckled down and went on an amazing 46-17 scoring spree to take an 89-68 lead with 5:33 left in the game they eventually won, 98-77.
-- Dwain Price
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