Mavs wave white flag

DENVER -- The white flag's name is Matt Carroll, who started the fourth quarter along with four other down-the-bench dudes.

For some reason, Carmelo Anthony was on the court to begin the quarter. Denver coach George Karl wisely subbed for his star, who had missed the previous eight games with an ankle injury, after a couple of minutes.

If JJ Barea gets hot, the Mavs might be able to lose by less than 30. Stay tuned.