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Trans. Feb 13 11:01 ET (Feb 13 11:01 ET ) If owner Mark Cuban has anything to do with, Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion will make the NBA's all-defensive team this season. "It's not a question if he's first team," Cuban said before Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Shawn Marion stole the ball three times vs. San Antonio but he finished Sunday's road loss with only five points on 2-of-7 shooting.
The Scoop:Marion padded his line with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, one steal and zero turnovers, and it wasn't a total loss, but his February averages reveal his limited utility -- 9.0 points, 0.5 threes, 6.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocks.
Shawn Marion hit all five of his shots in the Mavs' 100-91 home loss to the Bulls on Friday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, two assists, one three and no steals or blocks in 30 minutes.
The Scoop:It's going to take more than one highly leveraged line without any defensive stats to recover his must-own status, and if anything this outcome moves the needle in the other direction. As long as Vince Carter continues to cook, this might be a familiar result for Marion.
The Dallas Mavericks had an impressive game shooting the ball, finishing 41-79 (51.9%) from the field, including 10-22 (45.5%) from beyond the arc, to pummel the New Orleans Pelicans, 108-89. Dallas (36-23) is now on a four-game winning streak. Monta Ellis put up 23 points on 8-18 shooting from the field (1-3 from behind the arc) and 6-6 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Dallas were Dirk Nowitzki with 18 points and 5 rebounds, and Shawn Marion with 10 points and 8 rebounds.
Shawn Marion had another quiet night with four points, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 37 minutes on Monday against the Knicks.
The Scoop:The steals and block are nice but he simply needs to do more after such a prolonged slump. He's not a must-own player in standard formats at this time, but that could change if Vince Carter cools off and backs off at the same time.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers were short-handed but scrambling. And for a time the Dallas Mavericks were skittish. The Mavs overcame a season-high 25 turnovers -- 17 in the first half -- to beat the Sixers 124-112 on Friday night as forwards Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion scored 25 and 22 points, respectively. But Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said it was not easy.
The Dallas Mavericks had to work hard for an easy win. Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22 and the Mavericks beat undermanned Philadelphia 124-112 Friday night, handing the 76ers their 10th straight loss. The Mavericks led from the start and never trailed, taking a 22-point lead and staying ahead by double digits most of the game. ''It was exactly the kind of game we expected,'' Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said.
The Dallas Mavericks shot really well in this game, finishing 48-77 (62.3%), in a 124-112 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. This is the seventh win for Dallas (33-23) in its last 10 games. Dirk Nowitzki had another strong performance, putting up 25 points on 9-12 shooting, including 5-7 on 3-point attempts. Shawn Marion also contributed for Dallas, finishing with 22 points and 7 rebounds.
PHILADELPHIA -- Forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points on Friday night as the Dallas Mavericks rolled past the depleted Philadelphia 76ers 124-112, handing the Sixers their 10th straight loss. Forward Shawn Marion added 22 points for Dallas (33-23), which shot a season-high 62.3 percent from the floor to win for the seventh time in nine games. Center-forward DeJuan Blair notched 18 points off the Dallas bench, matching his season high. Forward Thaddeus Young equaled his season best of 30 points for Philadelphia (15-41), which is amid its longest losing streak since a 12-game skid during the 2009-10 season.
Shawn Marion coasted against the Sixers on Friday with 22 points, seven boards, three assists, two steals and no turnovers on 11-of-14 shooting.
The Scoop:It was easy bucket after easy bucket for The Matrix to help the Mavs get the win. Marion was quiet coming into tonight, averaging just 7.0 points, 5.8 boards and 1.1 steals in his last eight games while his shots have been going down. He should remain owned in standard leagues and maybe this outburst will get him going.
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