Quoteboard Donuts: 'Time For A Change'

It's tempting to look for exotic explainations when faced with a loss like this, the Mavs losing to a Kings team they could (and have) handled with ease. Something wild and crazy may indeed be going on. Or it might be the Mavs are exactly what they are ... Inside the locker room with Mavs Quoteboard ...



DONUT 1: The temptation ....

It's tempting to look for exotic explainations when faced with a loss like this, the Dallas Maverickslosing to a Kings team they could (and have) handled with ease. Something wild and crazy may indeed be going on. Or it might be the Mavs are exactly what they are; a bunch of guys trying to function on too much stress and not enough sleep. If you have insomnia or work odd hours you know -- sleep deprivation is torture. Winning would make that bearable and it's not happening. Rest is the only cure and they're not going to get it.

Sacramento get their own back, 110-97. On to the Bay.

Some Quoteboard coffee for your Donuts this morning. Sugar not included:

DONUT 2: Harsh. Valid, but harsh ... "Look at all the losing teams in this league that you would say you're better than or you're supposed to beat and you see the way they play on a nightly basis. That's what we look like right now." -Jason Terry

DONUT 3: Payback is a-- yeah we get it ...

"I told the guys we would not be the same team when we see Dallas again. I just knew with the work I'd put in with my staff we wouldn't be the same team. We may lose the game, but we would not be the same team that showed up that time and only scored 23 points in the first half. I just knew we'd be better than that." -Coach Keith Smart
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"We got it handed to us in Dallas. We were pretty upset about that. It was good to give it back to them." -Donte Greene

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DONUT 5: Horrible from the toss -- the Mavs committed four turnovers in the first four minutes and finished with 17 ...

"It's the thing that has been biting us lately -- the turnovers -- and we have to do a better job of taking care of the ball. We had early turnovers and we never got out of that hole. We had four turnovers in the first four minutes that led to seven points for them and we never got out of that hole." -Coach Rick Carlisle

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DONUT 7: Wrapping up a nine-in-12 ...

"I don't know if we're frustrated, we're more disappointed. The positive is we had a nine-in-12 and the ninth one is tomorrow." -Jason Kidd

"Today, really, we were out of the game from the beginning. They were all over us and it was the eighth game in 11 days. We were just never really in it." - Dirk Nowitzki

DONUT 8: The definition of insanity ...

"It's time for a change. You can only look at something for so long and you're getting the same result so at what point are you going to change or are you going to ride it out. We're not a team right now. It shows, so until we become a team and play together on both ends of the court, we're not going to be very good." -Jason Terry

DONUT 9: Coach O, even you!? ...

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"Something is wrong.'' - Bob Ortegel, with Fish on the Fox Sports Southwest postgame show.

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DONUT 11: Nothing else for it ...

"We're gonna stay upbeat, we're gonna keep fighting and that's where it's at right now." -Coach Rick Carlisle

DONUT 12: Lest we forget the point of all this ...

"Right now, I think they are in post-mode and they just want to wait to get to the playoffs. In the playoffs, they are going to get hot and be ready to defend their title.'' -Shaquille O'Neal










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