DALLAS -- The last time the Dallas Mavericks played the Minnesota Timberwolves, Shawn Marion poured in a season-high 32 points in just 32 efficient minutes.
The 15-year veteran converted 14-of-19 shots in that Dec. 30 contest, and even manufactured the game's key defensive play when he blocked Kevin Love's jumper as time expired to help perserve a 100-98 victory for the Mavs.
Coach Rick Carlisle is hoping for that same type of wall-to-wall action from Marion at both ends of the court tonight at 7:30 when the Mavs (41-27) host the Timberwolves (33-32) at American Airlines Center.
"He just really was into the game at both ends,'' Carlisle said after Wednesday morning's shootaround. "He was extremely active, we were getting stops and running and he was very involved in our transition game.
"He scored 32 points and we didn’t run one play for him. That’s part of the real magic to his game. We just need that same activity again tonight.''
Marion doesn't believe he did anything extra special that night on the offensive end of the court against the Timberwolves.
"The ball was moving and it was finding me a lot that night,'' he said. "That’s how it be some nights.
"Some nights somebody else will be getting more shots. . .you never know. That's why you've always got to be ready and just be aggressive.''
-- Dwain Price
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