Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/15

Game 1: Monday, October 15th
Rockets104Final
Mavericks123

Rockets 104

(2-2, 2-1 away)

Mavericks 123

(2-1, 1-0 home)

8:30 PM ET, October 15, 2012

American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
HOU 29 29 24 22104
DAL 25 32 34 32123

Top Performers

Houston: K. Martin 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

Dallas: J. Crowder 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Mavericks 123, Rockets 104

Associated Press

DALLAS -- O.J Mayo scored 10 of his 20 points during a third-quarter run and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Houston Rockets 123-104 Monday night without Dirk Nowitzki.

Nowitzki, who has been bothered by a troublesome right knee, missed his second straight preseason game. The 11-time All-Star has had that knee drained twice over the past month.

The Mavericks scored 20 straight points in the third quarter to turn a halftime deficit into a 77-62 lead.

Dallas rookie Jae Crowder, a second-rounder from Marquette, scored 18 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. Shawn Marion and Vince Carter each chipped in with 15 points.

Kevin Martin scored 23 points for the Rockets, who were without point guard Jeremy Lin. Coach Kevin McHale said this was a scheduled day off for Lin.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
DAL
Points 104 123
FGM-FGA 42-102 (.412) 48-93 (.516)
3PM-3PA 10-24 (.417) 9-21 (.429)
FTM-FTA 10-15 (.667) 18-29 (.621)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 15-48 14-54
Assists 28 31
Turnovers 17 16
Steals 7 12
Blocks 2 10
Fast Break Points 25 31
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (1/0)

Top Performers

Houston
Dallas
Kevin Martin Martin
Points: 23
Reb: 3
Ast: 2
Stl: 3
Blk: 0
Jae Crowder Crowder
Points: 20
Reb: 5
Ast: 2
Stl: 2
Blk: 0