Shawn Marion missed the Mavericks' game in Madison Square Garden 12 days ago because he was out with a sprained knee ligament. Rookie Jae Crowder started that game against Anthony, who poured in 31 points in New York's 104-94 victory. Wednesday night at American Airlines Center, Marion started and guarded Anthony for much of the night. Anthony finished with 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting, but had only 4 points at halftime. With the Mavericks leading, 112-111, New York took possession with 24 seconds left and isolated Anthony on the left wing against Marion. Anthony tried to penetrate, but Marion forced him to pull up and double-pump a missed 15-foot jumper. "He did a great job, especially on that last possession," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "We weren't sure what they were going to do, but we had a switching lineup in because the pick and roll had killed us all night and then they went iso (isolation). "I always like Shawn's odds in those situations where he can play a guy one-on-one. He's the best we have. He did a great job on that."
Marion makes difference on Anthony
Dallas Morning News | Nov 22