The struggling Odom was benched for first time in his 13-year career in the Mavs’ 104-87 loss to the Spurs Friday night. ESPN has the details: “The worst season of Lamar Odom’s 13-year NBA career reached yet another new low for the second time this week Friday night. [...] It is the first time Odom, a key part of two Lakers title teams and the Sixth Man of the Year last season, can remember not playing in a game because of a coach’s decision. Coach Rick Carlisle said he informed Odom before the game of his plan to “look at a different rotation.” [...] Odom, who is averaging career lows in almost every category, answered questions about his benching with a broader perspective. ‘Expect the unexpected as far as life’s concerned,’ Odom said. ‘I’ve been through a lot. It’s not too much I haven’t seen. So I understand it. I’m a team guy. Whatever. He’s the coach.’”