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Carlisle: Mavs Have To Be "More Opportunistic"

Better shooting and rebounding will be key to the Mavericks evening up the series tonight in Miami



    Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle hasn’t minced words when discussing his team’s game one loss at Miami on Tuesday, a loss that he says, was a result of a lack of rebounding, and therefore a lack of opportunities on the offensive side of the ball; when the opportunities did arrive, they were often wasted as the team posted one of its poorer shooting performances of this offseason.

    Dirk Nowitzki was 7-18 for the field, hardly his best performance, but a fairly gleaming one when held up to some other key contributors for Dallas. Jason Terry, J.J. Barea and Peja Stojakovich combined to go 4-21 from the field, for 12.

    Dallas was out-rebounded by the Heat, 46-36.

    "We have to be more opportunistic," Carlisle said, per ESPN Dallas. "Our shot-making has to be better and our rebounding has to be better. We're minus-10 on the offensive boards. That's 10 more opportunities that they have the ball and we don't. Those are two big areas."