Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman combined for 48 points
to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 107-101 win over the Washington Wizards on
Mayo poured in a game-high 25 points and Kaman added 23 points and eight
boards for the Mavericks, who snapped a three-game skid.
Elton Brand scored 11 and grabbed 12 rebounds and rookie Jae Crowder added 12
points off the bench in the victory.
Jordan Crawford scored 21 points and Kevin Seraphin added 16 points, five
rebounds and five assists for the Wizards, who fell to 0-7 on the season and
are the only team in the NBA without a win.
The Mavs led by 18 entering the fourth quarter, but the Wizards used a 25-10
run to pull within 95-92 with just over five minutes left.
A pair of Darren Collison free throws gave Dallas a six-point edge at 104-98,
but Cartier Martin buried a triple with 21.9 seconds left to pull within
Following a Dallas timeout, the Mavs took advantage of a Washington mental
lapse and threw it into Kaman, who was left alone at the top of the key. The
big man wasted several seconds before driving to hoop for a layup. Kaman was
fouled on the play and converted the subsequent free throw to push the lead
back to six with 17.8 ticks remaining.
Chris Singleton's 3-pointer was off target and the Mavs dribbled out the
remaining seconds to secure the win.
Dallas led 23-19 after the first quarter before pushing its spread to 63-45 at
The Mavs led by as many as 22 early in the third period and took an 85-67 lead
into the fourth.
Dallas shot 50 percent from the field despite converting just 3-of-11 from
beyond the arc ... Washington shot 48.1 percent, but turned it over 17 times.
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