MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Carlisle saw the 18 turnovers his team committed, the easy transition baskets they allowed Corey Brewer to make, and the 26-14 edge Minnesota enjoyed in second-chance points and knew all that negativity was too much for his Dallas Mavericks to overcome and defeat the Timberwolves.
"We had too many breakdowns and they had some guys that played really well,'' Carlisle said after Friday's 116-108 loss to the Timberwolves at the Target Center. "We had some bright spots, but our
consistency so far on the road hasn’t been there and we've got get it together by (Saturday night in Milwaukee).''
The Mavs are 3-3 overall, but only 0-3 on the road going into Saturday's 7:30 p.m. contest in Milwaukee. They hope to put on a better showing against the Bucks before returning home Tuesday to host the Washington Wizards.
As far as the loss to the Timberwolves is concerned, Carlisle said: "We had too many other breakdowns and execution errors throughout the game in which the sum total ended up getting us beat.’’
-- Dwain Price
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