Found January 31, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Early in a baseball season, they say, "The pitching is ahead of the hitting.'' Similarly, early in this Dallas Mavericks season, the defense has been ahead of the offense. But the metamorphosis continued Monday in Phoenix, as the defending champs' scoring vaulted ahead of everything including, as usual, the Suns, whose 124-99 loss marks an eighth straight defeat at the hands of Dallas. "We have so many playmakers, so many guys who can put the ball in the hole," said Delonte West, who scored a season-high 25 for Dallas. "We just have to trust each other and that was on display tonight.'' Indeed, West's 9 of-12 shooting (including 5-of-6 from the arc) was just part of the barrage. Ex-Sun Vince Carter scored 21 for the second night in a row. Roddy Beaubois, subbing as the starting point guard while Jason Kidd sits out the week with a calf injury, registered seven assists, his third straight game of six or more. Another former Suns star,...

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Nowitzki back in Mavericks lineup after 4 games

Dirk Nowitzki is back in the Dallas Mavericks lineup.

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