DALLAS --The challenge of containing a center of Dwight Howard's pedigree can be daunting for any team. That includes the Dallas Mavericks, who host Howard and the Houston Rockets tonight at 8:30 at American Airlines Center.
The Mavs will likely have a myriad of defenses avaiable to use just so they can get a handle on Howard, who is one of the most destructable forces in the NBA.
"You've got to try to take away his dunks and lobs, and then in the post you've got to meet him early and have a lot of help ready,'' coach Rick Carlisle said. "His impact, though, is very wide-ranging, and the impact he has at their dfeensive end is huge.
"When we penetrate we've got to know where he is, we've got to have shooters moving into open spots on the court and we've got to be ready to step into shots.''
-- Dwain Price
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