November 13 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“The Dallas Mavericks have the ultimate luxury: When the Escalade breaks down, they have a Tahoe as the backup.
The Mavericks, who haven’t had a dominant center in the franchise’s entire existence, appeared to have two dominant centers playing in Friday night’s 99-90 victory over the 76ers at the American Airlines Center.
The Dallas center combo of Tyson Chandler and Brendan Haywood made the Sixers look like squirrels scaling trees. Chandler and Haywood combined for 17 points and 29 rebounds, a dozen of those rebounds coming off the offensive glass.
“I was just attacking the glass on both ends and trying to give maximum effort,” Haywood explained.
Neither Chandler (25 minutes, 23 seconds) nor Haywood (22:32) played more than 26 minutes.
“Their size killed us,” said Sixers coach Doug Collins, looking down at his stat sheet for proof. “At the end of the day, Tyson and Brendan . . . it was the second chance. Second shots just wore us down. It was just their size.”
The Sixers dropped to 2-6. The Mavericks, led by Jose Barea with 19 points, improved to 6-2.”
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