Carlisle Heaps Praise on the Warriors
Just because the Golden State Warriors played and lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, 99-93, on Friday night, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle doesn’t believe that gives his team a distinct advantage when they face the Warriors tonight at 7:30 at American Airlines Center.
“They’re very, very good and they always bring it,” Carlisle told three reporters after this morning’s shoot around. “The other thing about them statistically, a lot of teams have big dropoffs on (the second game of) back-to-backs.
“These guys actually have better stats in a lot of areas on back-to-backs, which shows what great condition they’re in and how tough-minded they are.”
The Warriors are 2-0 against the Mavs this season. If they beat Dallas tonight it would be the first time the Warriors have swept the Mavs in a season-series since the 2006-’07 campaign.
“They’re a very strong team — I don’t know that there’s any particular weakness that they have,” Carlisle said. “They’re on a tough road stretch, so we’ve got to attack them and keep our tempo where we need it, but they’re strong in all areas.”