HOUSTON -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle knows his team will have a strong challenge trying to deal with Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard when the two teams meet tonight at 7 at the Toyota Center.
But Carlisle has a plan. Maybe not fullproof, but it is a plan.
"You've got to be ready to do a lot of different things against great players,'' Carlisle said. "We've got a kitchen sink in (the locker room) we're ready to throw at him, and that's how it's got to be.''
In addition to the kitchen sink, the Mavs may want to throw a No. 2 foot tub at Howard, who had 35 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and three blocks during Saturday's 114-97 win over the Detroit Pistons.
"One guy is not going to slow down Dwight Howard,'' Carlisle said. "You've got to have a whole team full of guys and you've got to have four other guys on the floor that are ready to help.
"Look, it's a challenging task, but it’s a 48-minute game. We've got a lot of good guys, they've got a lot of good guys, it should be a helluva game.''
-- Dwain Price
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