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Mavericks riding rookie Beaubois' wave | ESPN Dallas
"He played great. He had like 18 in that third quarter for us, which was a big lift," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "He hit timely shots for us then when the Bulls were on a run. We're going to need him to continue playing like that with Jet out." "It feels pretty good," Beaubois said. "I've gotten the opportunity to play so I'm trying to be aggressive; just play. My teammates have given me good passes. My coaches, everybody, have been helpful."

Sunday Mavs Donuts! One-Of-A-Kind Numbers | Mike Fisher -
The statistical oddity that is Jason Kidd surfaced again in the Mavericks’ win at Chicago on Saturday. While everyone else was going nuts with the scoring (Dallas shot 56 percent, Dirk/Caron/Roddy combined for 75 points and even Eddie was in double figures with 11), J-Kidd was contributing 11 rebounds and 15 assists. What’s the big whoop? Kidd is the only player in NBA this year with a rebounds/assists double-double … and he’s done it four times.

For the short-handed Mavericks, less was best in win over Bulls | Sefko - DMN
the Mavericks have faith in Najera, who gave them plenty of solid minutes against the Bulls. Second, bringing in another player would have provided six more fouls. But when you look at the Mavericks' upcoming schedule – plus the fact that Erick Dampier should return this week – it's not real obvious that they have a need for more beef. And, while it's subjective, there may be another benefit to not bringing in an unfamiliar body. Going into a game with only nine healthy players can be a terrific bonding agent.

Mavs QUOTEBOARD: Caron On Win At Chicago |
Caron on the 11-game win streak "I’m enjoying it. A great feeling. I haven’t been a part of something like this ever.’’

Beat goes on: Out-manned Mavericks win 11th straight | Sefko - DMN
The Mavericks scored on seven of eight possessions at one late stage, which was a good thing because they couldn't stop the Bulls, particularly Derrick Rose. "We were really small," said Nowitzki, who hit five of his last six shots and finished with 27 points. "We just couldn't get any stops. We were using trick defenses and some zones, but they kept scoring. But we shared the ball well, had 31 assists, and I think that's a sign of a bunch of guys who want to play with each other."