Mavericks Vs. Nuggets: Dallas Handles Denver In Rare Road Win

Without Shawn Marion or Brendan Haywood, the Mavericks ended their March road woes in dominant fashion, steam-rolling the Nuggets offensively in a game that was never really in doubt.

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Mavericks Vs. Nuggets Final: Dallas Wins In 112-95 Blowout

In what may be their finest offensive performance of the season, the Dallas Mavericks ran away from the Denver Nuggets in the second half, winning 112-95.

Without Brendan Haywood and Shawn Marion in the line-up, Dallas dominated the game from the jump, winning every single quarter.

The story of the game was the Mavericks offense, as the team crisply moved the ball around the floor, handing out 33 assists on 45 field goals. Seven different Dallas players scored in double digits while the team shot 54% from the floor.

Ian Mahinmi and Brandan Wright more than made up for Haywood's absence at the center position, combining for 26 points and 11 rebounds on 12-19 shooting while repeatedly finishing in traffic, something Haywood isn't exactly known for doing.

Denver, after trading Nene for Javale McGee, who didn't appear in the game, was extremely undersized in the front-court, which Dallas exploited all game long.

The Mavericks were led in scoring by Dirk Nowitzki, who had 33 points on 12-19 shooting, while the Nuggets leading scorer was Arron Afflalo with 24.


Mavericks Vs. Nuggets Score Update: Dallas Up 63-56 At Halftime

Without Brendan Haywood or Shawn Marion in the line-up, the Dallas Mavericks have had one of their most impressive offensive performances of the year, racing out to a 63-56 first half lead on the Denver Nuggets.

In a beautiful display of ball movement, Dallas has 23 assists on 26 field goals in the game's first 24 minutes.

Ian Mahinmi and Brandan Wright have given the Mavericks needed finishing ability at the center position, combining to score 18 points on 8-12 shooting.

Dirk Nowitzki, meanwhile, has taken advantage of the Denver Nuggets' lack of a true defensive power forward, scoring nearly at will in the first half with 18 points on 8-11 shooting.

After trading Nene for Javale McGee and picking up Wilson Chandler after the 6'8 small forward had spent the season's first four months in China, the Nuggets have played an extremely small line-up for long stretches.

Both teams have made a concerted effort to push the pace so far, resulting in a blizzard of open jumpers, a rare sight in what's been an ugly NBA season filled with tired legs due to the lockout.


Mavericks Vs. Nuggets: Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Mavs are 5-0 at home in March, but look to end a 0-7 streak on the road at Denver on Monday night.

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