Rick Carlisle on inspiring 2-11 Mavericks: ‘We could all be digging ditches’

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The Mavericks are an NBA-worst 2-11 (yes, worse than the 76ers, who are suddenly “just” ordinarily bad). Gregg Popovich just tore into his Spurs for beating Dallas by just five. Several Mavericks are hurt, making it difficult to snap a six-game losing streak.

But as Dallas coach Rick Carlisle pointed out, it could be worse.

Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News:

I guess.

There’s nothing wrong with appreciating how fortunate anyone is to play or coach in the NBA. I’m just not sure that will have the team raring to go against the Clippers tomorrow.