DALLAS – Coach Rick Carlisle called it a “vintage game” for Elton Brand. That was meant as a compliment, but the 14-year veteran wasn’t flattered. Brand has had his struggles this season, but he doesn’t think the 17 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks he had in Saturday’s win over the Pistons should be considered a surprise. Those all at least match season highs, but Brand expects many more nights like this in a Mavs uniform.
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