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Dallas held a one-point halftime lead, but was blown out in the second half, falling to the Pacers, 103-83. The Mavericks were led by O.J. Mayo, who finished with 19.
The Dallas Mavericks lost, 103-83, Friday night, victims of a balanced attack by the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers saw 6 players in double digits, led by George Hill's 15 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals. The Mavericks were led by O.J. Mayo's 19 points, but struggled as a team.
Dallas led by one at the half, but Indiana dominated the second half. The Pacers scored 28 points in the third quarter, while holding the Mavericks to 18. The fourth quarter was no better, with the Pacers outscoring Dallas, 27-16.
Mavericks point guard Darren Collison, acquired from the Pacers in an offseason trade, finished with 10 points, 4 assists and two rebounds. Vince Carter was the only other Maverick to score in double digits, finishing with 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting. Center Chris Kaman led the Mavericks with 10 rebounds while adding 8 points.
The loss drops the Mavericks to 5-5 on the season. Dallas will play again Saturday night when the Mavericks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers.