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Quote of the Day: Carlisle compares Mavs turnovers to “Kama Sutra”

Phoenix Suns v Dallas Mavericks

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 17: Shawn Marion #0 of the Dallas Mavericks passes the ball to Darren Collison #4 against Sebastian Telfair #31 of the Phoenix Suns during a preseason game at American Airlines Center on October 17, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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“We’re doing it every way you can do it. If we were a sex manual it’d be a best-seller.’'

—Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle discussing the rash of Mavericks turnovers this preseason, speaking to the Star Telegram (hat tip to SLAM).

The Mavericks are averaging 19.2 points per game this preseason. They are doing it with balance you’d prefer to see with scoring. The three ball-handling guards — OJ Mayo, Delonte West and Darren Collison — each have a dozen preseason turnovers. Shawn Marion has worked hard to best them all with 13. This is a trend to watch when the preseason starts.