Mavs aim to take tighter defense to Oklahoma City

From having a long layoff to riding their
superstar to a victory in their first game back, the Dallas
Mavericks fell into some bad habits.
They took the Oklahoma City Thunder too lightly. That turned
them lazy and sloppy, especially on defense.
At least, that's how center Tyson Chandler explains why his club
is heading to Oklahoma City with the Western Conference finals tied
at one game apiece going into Game 3 on Saturday night.
Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said his team was lucky to win either
of the first two games considering how poorly they defended.
The Mavericks went from not giving up more than 97 points the
first two rounds to allowing at least 106 in each game against the
Thunder.