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Eddie Sefko's game recap focuses on Jerry Sloan winning his 1000th game, but there's also a quote from Dirk about where he thinks the teams stands.
"We knew even when we won 12 games in a row it didn't mean anything," said Dirk Nowitzki, who had a hard-earned 26 points to go with 10 rebounds. "We knew we had a long way to go and it showed. Detroit embarrassed us pretty much at home. We got embarrassed here pretty good.
"There's good halves and good quarters, but we got a lot to work on."
Price's game recap has some quotes from Josh Howard and Jason Terry who know why they lost.
Dwain Price article with reactions from Mavs about new ball getting the axe.
Boozer is impressed by Diop.
"He's a great dude, and he's one of the best guys in the league, and I'm really happy for him," Boozer said. "He's one of their few defensive-minded players -- most of them are offensive-minded.
"He's all defense, and his value is going to continue to go up and up."
And the decision has officially been made to play Terry more at PF the rest of the season.
"We'll see him on the ball more, period," Johnson said.