Shawn Marion played in his 1,000th NBA game, and it was a vintage Marion game with 18 points, a team-best nine rebounds and five assists.

Asked if he feels like he's played 1,000 games, he said: "More like 1,500."

Marion has continued to be the Mavericks' jack of all trades. Since Dirk Nowitzki's return, Marion has split time between small forward and power forward.

"When he's at power forward, Dirk is off the floor," Carlisle said. "Those are big minutes for us. He's been holding the fort really well in those stretches."