Despite 7-3 start, Carlisle believes pulse of the Mavs 'sucks'

BY foxsports • November 19, 2010

Eddie Sefko - The Dallas Morning News

Pro golfers like to say that you can't win a tournament in the first round, but you sure can lose it.

So if you're looking for a breakdown of the Mavericks' opening 10 games, all you really need to know is that, despite what their coach says, they set the table pretty nicely for the next 10 games, which will be of far greater importance.

Consider what's about to happen in their universe.

They just got Caron Butler back after three games missed with a back problem. They're going to get Roddy Beaubois back at some point, possibly in the next 10 games.

And the schedule, while loaded with home games, takes a turn for the tougher with lots of playoff-caliber teams awaiting them.

What's happened so far

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