Shawn Marion was talking about how the Dallas Mavericks held their own on the boards against the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night when he calmly asked what was the rebounding totals.

Told the Mavs were outrebounded 62-40, Marion gasped: "What? Was it really? Oh my God!'''

After being handed a state sheet that saw Hornets rookie Anthony Davis collected 17 rebounds and temmate Robin Lopez snatch 11, Marion said: "They're big, so you're going to have to give up something.

"I guess we chose to give up (rebounding) and we made them turn the ball over. I guess it all balanced out.''