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Mavs Get Out Fueled By Rockets In Blowout

The Dallas Mavericks traveled to Houston coming fresh off a win against the Brooklyn Nets to take on the Rockets. This is the first out of two games this week versus Houston this week.

Chris Kaman, with his second start since his concussion, scored the Mavs first 6 points of the first quarter. The Mavs went on a 10-3 run to jump out with a 6 point lead. Dallas shot 13-26 from the field including 5 three-pointers during the quarter. Shawn Marion and OJ Mayo were tied as the quarter’s leading scorers with 7 points. The Rockets’ forward Chandler Parsons was the team’s leader with 9 points. Jeremy Lin score 8 points and logged 4 assists.

The Mavs jumped out to a 7-3 run to begin the second quarter. Mike James was a huge impact off the bench scoring 6 points in the quarter with two huge three-pointers. Dallas led the game by 9 points, their biggest lead of the first half. Houston gained momentum going into halftime ending on a 19-7 run.

There has not been much improvement by the Mavs in third quarter performances as the Rockets outscored them 44-17. The Rockets broke out on a 15-0 run while the Mavs went scoreless for nearly 6 minutes, until a layup by Brandan Wright. The Rockets showed no signs of slowing down. James Harden took advantage of OJ Mayo in the third. Harden forced Mayo in foul trouble with his fourth foul. Harden from there scored 11 points, giving the Rockets a 30 point lead. The Mavs shot a terrible 33% from the floor and the Rockets shot 70%. The score before the fourth quarter began was 108-78.

In the fourth quarter, the Rockets closed out the game giving their bench some quality minutes. Former Kings’ rookie forward Thomas Robinson led the Rockets in scoring with 7 points.

The Mavs lost to the Houston Rockets 136 to 103.

OJ Mayo was the team’s leading scorer with 18 points and 4 assists, but his 5 personal fouls were detrimental for the Mavs trying to regain a lead after halftime. Dallas had three of their bench players in double figures: Wright with 12 points, Vince Carter with 12 points, and Mike James’ 11 points. Dirk scored just 8 points (2-8 FG) and 4 assists.

The Rockets had five players in double figures. Rockets’ center Omer Asik recorded a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Lin and James Harden both scored 21 points. Huge performance of the night goes to Chandler Parsons. He scored 32 points, 12-of-13 from the field including 6 three-pointers.

Coach Carlisle said in his post-game interview, “We just couldn’t guard those guys”.  The Mavs have a chance to redeem themselves on Wednesday night at home taking on the Rockets again this week.

Go Mavs!

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