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Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel didn’t see the floor Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and head coach Rick Carlisle had a simple explanation for why the springy center was left on the bench.
“Minutes are earned,” he said after the Mavericks’ 111-104 loss, according to ESPN.com’s Tim MacMahon.
Noel’s benching came one game after he saw what was then a season-low six minutes in a 113-99 win over the Washington Wizards.
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