DALLAS -- Although Portland coach Terry Stotts was Rick Carlisle's offensive coordinator in Dallas from 2008-'12, the Mavericks' coach doesn't want anyone thinking the Trail Blazers are running the same plays as the Mavs.
But it sure looks that way.
"They’re not doing the exact same things we’re doing,'' Carlisle said after Friday's practice at American Airlines Center. "They've got to play their game well to win and we’re going to play our game well to win.
"That’s pretty much how it is every night.''
With Portland's uptempo offense, the Blazers are fourth in the NBA in scoring at 105 points per game. With Dallas' uptempo offense, the Mavs are eighth in the league in scoring at 103.5 points per game.
-- Dwain Price
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