DALLAS -- It hasn't happened in over a month. But the Dallas Mavericks actually had two consecutive days without playing a game for the first time since Dec. 24-25.
The Mavs (26-20) haven't played since beating Detroit on Sunday 116-106. And they won't play again until they host the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at 7:30.
To that, coach Rick Carlisle said: "It just seems weird we’re not playing today.''
Since the Mavs are enjoying some much-needed rest, and since the Rockets play in San Antonio tonight before flying to Dallas, Carlisle knows this is a great opportunity for his club.
"But we’ve got to take advantage of this time,'' he said. "And one of the things we’ve got to do is be fresh for tomorrow night because they do play tonight, and that’s something we've got to try and take advantage of if we can.''
-- Dwain Price
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