A late third-quarter run doomed Dallas to a road loss in Utah on Wednesday night.
The Mavericks closed the first half with a 63-55 lead after a three-point barrage from O.J. Mayo and Jae Crowder, who ended the night a combined 5-of-11 from behind the arc. But the Jazz would return the favor, closing out the final four minutes of the third quarter on an 18-2 run.
That Jazz run was keyed by newcomers Mo Williams and Marvin Williams, who hit timely three-pointers and scored 21 apiece for Utah. The three other Jazz starters, as well as Randy Foye off the bench, all scored in double digits for Utah, who had a 92-76 lead after three quarters.
Dallas will take two days off and play its home opener against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday.