Lamar Odom will replace Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup tonight, but coach Rick Carlisle made it clear that many options will be explored when it comes to dividing up Nowitzki's minutes.

"Odom will pick up some minutes for sure and other guys will come into play,'' Carlisle said. "(Brian) Cardinal will be involved. Yi (Jianlian) could be involved. Brandon Wright could be involved and (Shawn) Marion, who's been playing extremely well now is going to be counted on even more. It doesn't fall on just one guy. Our guard play is going to have to make up for the loss of Dirk, too.''