Carlisle Earns 500th Win Against Blazers
O.J. Mayo was at the center of a play that cost Dallas a game in Portland last week.
He made up for it Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers in a yet another game the Mavericks really needed.
Mayo scored 28 points, Vince Carter hit a big jumper in the final minute and the Mavericks beat the Blazers 105-99 for coach Rick Carlisle’s 500th career victory.
Carlisle is the 28th coach to 500 wins and is among five active coaches with at least that many. The others are Denver’s George Karl, Minnesota’s Rick Adelman, San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich and Boston’s Doc Rivers. Carlisle’s career record is 500-353.
“It’s meaningful, but I’m not into that kind of stuff,” Carlisle said. “I’m into the day-to-day stuff.”