Dallas Mavericks’ Vince Carter was suspended for one game because of an elbow he threw to the head of Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams. He’ll miss tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. While it isn’t a more meaningful game at the end of the season, the veteran Carter knows it was a mistake and went as far as to say he wishes he could take it back.
“It is what it is,” Carter said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We got to move on now. It was a reaction. You wish you could take it back, but you can’t.”
Carter’s absence means someone else needs to step in and fill his role, most likely Jae Crowder.
“We got to have other guys step up and we’re going to have to be real tied together as a team,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “It is what it is. We got to be ready to go without him and rely on our depth to make up for the loss. That’s where we’re at. There’s not a lot of analyzing.
“Jae’s played well. We’re going to need him to be ready, we’re going to need (Wayne) Ellington to be ready. We’ll need (Ricky) Ledo to be ready.”