Dallas Mavericks

Carlisle impressed with Felton

DENVER -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was very impressed with what he received from point gard Raymond Felton during Wednesday’s 114-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

After playing just 16 minutes going into the game because of an ankle injury, Felton contributed 10 points and five assists in 29 minutes against the Nuggets.

"I like the way Felton played -- he’s a very good player,’’ Carlisle said. "He’s a caliber player in this league that he’s definitely a rotation player, and he can start on a lot of teams, so we’re very fortunate to have him.

"Unfortunately he kind of tweaked his ankle a little bit. The thing about him is he’s such a fighter, he got up and stayed in the game and knocked the free throws in and kept playing, so I like him.’’