J-Ho gets second straight start

DALLAS -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has opted to go with Josh Howard in the starting lineup for a second consecutive game. Hey, I would too when you're playing Kevin Durant and Jeff Green. Howard has started off guarding the 6-foot-9 Green while Shawn Marion gets Durant to start the game. Durant is listed at 6-9, but he even let it slip during the pre-game that he's really 6-10. Put a tape measure to him and he might even be 6-11.

You can bet they'll switch it up throughout the game. Durant started with a 3-pointer. He's had trouble against the Mavs, averaging just 13 points a game in his career.