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Mavs' Carlisle takes not-so-subtle dig at DeAndre Jordan

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Picking on talent alone, it's unlikely that many basketball evaluators would choose Zaza Pachulia over DeAndre Jordan.

However, being jilted by the superior player can make you notice their weaknesses more, as Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle demonstrated after the Mavs' big 118-108 win over Jordan's Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

Pachulia registered a double-double in the game - something Jordan failed to do - while hitting 6-of-8 free throws. The notoriously line-challenged Jordan, meanwhile, was 3-of-9.

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