Give Marion credit, even if Melo won't

Mavs acquired the rangy forward for nights like this, and he delivered on both ends

Updated: March 30, 2010, 8:51 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Carmelo Anthony didn't give Shawn Marion much credit after the Dallas Mavericks seized control of the race for second place in the West with a convincing win.

Anthony didn't agree that Marion made a major impact in the Mavs' 109-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets at American Airlines Center. What about Anthony's awful shooting (3-of-16 from the floor) in his 10-point performance? According to Anthony, that was the product of constant double-teams, not Marion's terrific individual ...

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