The Dallas Mavericks put their foot to the gas early and never let up defeating the shorthanded Denver Nuggets 102-84. Dallas jumped out to a 12 point halftime lead before blowing the game wide open in the third quarter where they outscored the Nuggets 32-15.
The Mavericks had six players score in double figures led by Shawn Marion's 16 points. Vince Carter added 15 while Lamar Odom chipped in 14. Dallas hit 46 percent of their field goal attempts and and were 10-26 from beyond-the-arc.
Rudy Fernandez scored all 14 of his points in the first half to lead the Nuggets. Al Harrington added 13 while Kosta Koufos and Kenneth Faried each scored 12.
The Mavericks improve to 19-11 on the season and 12-5 at home. Denver falls to 17-13 and are now 9-6 on the road.