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Gameday Recap: Dallas Mavericks Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

December 18th, 2012 at 9:24 PM
By Kevin Rodriguez

The Dallas Mavericks got big fourth quarter performances from O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman to snap a three-game losing streak and beat the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night 107-100.

The win improves the Mavs to 8-3 at home, but more importantly, gets Dallas back to 12-13 with the next six opponents on the Mavs' schedule having winning records.

Mayo and Kaman combined to score seven consecutive buckets down the stretch for Dallas. Mayo finished with 26, and Kaman with 20.

Dallas had five total players in double figures to lead a balanced offensive attack. Shawn Marion and Darren Collison had 14 and 12, respectively. Brandan Wright, who filled in for the injured Elton Brand, rounded out the five double-figure scorers with 10 points.

The Mavs also lost Derek Fisher to a knee injury in the first quarter. At this point, it is unknown if he will miss any time.

Dorell Wright kept Philadelphia in the game with his incredible outside shooting from beyond the arc. He hit four three-pointers for 12 points in the fourth quarter, but the 76ers could never get the deficit below five.

Dallas starts its stretch of six consecutive winning teams on the schedule with Thursday night's matchup against the Miami Heat.


Tags: Basketball, Chris Kaman, Dallas, Dallas Mavericks, Darren Collison, NBA, O.J. Mayo, Shawn Marion

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