Mavs Talk: 'Bitching Won't Do Any Good' - Carlisle

Mavs Talk: ‘We've Got a Target on Our Back,’ Says Willie Cauley-Stein After 118-108 Loss to Bulls ... And Dallas Coach Rick Carlisle Adds A Cuss Word
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The Dallas Mavericks were defeated by the Chicago Bulls’ Zach Lavine on Sunday night, as he contributed 39 points towards the Bulls’ 118-108 win. Dallas, which played without star player Luka Doncic, now falls to 2-4 and is tied for last place in the Western Conference.

One bright spot for Dallas was fill-in starter Jalen Brunson, who seized the opportunity to start and put up 31 points for the Mavericks.

Now let's hear Mavs talk:

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on the season’s difficult start:

"Bitching about it is not going to do any good."

Carlisle on what went wrong:

"We didn't do enough things to make them miss enough shots. You got to come up with balls that are equally available to either team. ... Coming up with a quarter of them isn't enough."

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Jalen Brunson on his 31-point performance:

"I try to play the same way every time I step on the court.”

Willie Cauley-Stein on the Mavericks' early-season results:

“"We've got a target on our back." Says teams are going to give the Mavs their best every night because they have two star players.

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Maxi Kleber on the Mavericks’ struggles and his shot selection:

"I think the biggest thing for us is to get rid of the ups and downs no matter who's playing… I take the shots that I get and a lot of the shots that I get are three-pointers because of the way we play."

The Mavericks have a quick turnaround, traveling to face James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Monday night.