DALLAS --What guard Devin Harris has been able to accomplish the past two games certainly comes as no surprise to Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle.
"Look, we signed him this summer with the idea that he was going to be on the team, and then unexpectedly he had the (foot) surgery,'' Carlisle said. "This is where we had expected to be to have an experienced NBA player who has been both a starter and an off the bench guy – an effective off the bench guy – and he’s been an All-Star once.
"So he’s kind of run the gambut of experiencing everything in this league.''
In his fourth game with the Mavs last Friday against Brooklyn, Harris contributed 14 points, four assists and no turnovers in just 16 minutes. And in Sunday's game against Detroit, he finished with 14 points, seven assists and only one turnover.
"He’s going to help us a lot and he's been helping us a lot,'' Carlisle said. "He's defending, his rhythm is getting better, he's got a good feel for playing both the point and the off guard position, he’s an experienced defender and he knows how to run a team.
"He’s watched our team enough now to know what’s needed and he’s going to try to give it to us.''
-- Dwain Price
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