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Rick Carlisle: 'We have a higher level'

DALLAS -- The Mavericks had what coach Rick Carlisle described as a "hard" practice Tuesday followed by a lengthy film session looking at Monday's lifeless 94-75 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The film didn't look any better today than the game did last night.

"No, it wasn’t very good," Carlisle said. "We’re going to have to do a lot better (Wednesday against Memphis). Breakdowns, and it really began with turnovers and transition defense. We’ve got to pick it up."

The Clippers scored 16 points off the fast break, 19 off turnovers and 14 on second-chance points. They outscored Dallas 30-10 in fast-break points second-chance points combined.

And for the sixth time in the last seven games, the Mavs have remarkably fallen behind by at least 15 points and have been outrebounded by double figures.

Carlisle was defiant that his team's disposition would change starting against Memphis.

"Our awareness has got to be better," Carlisle said. "We’ve got to do to things hard, we’ve got to do things efficiently, we’ve got to do things well and we have a higher level and we’re going to get to it."