Mavericks Vs. Rockets: Dirk Nowitzki Leads Dallas Over Houston 90-81

Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points to help the Dallas Mavericks defeat the Houston Rockets 90-81.

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Mavericks Vs. Rockets Final Score: Dirk Nowitzki Leads Dallas Over Houston 90-81

The Dallas Mavericks overcame a big first quarter deficit to defeat the Houston Rockets 90-81 behind 21 points from Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavericks came back with a big second quarter and then held the Rockets to just 12 points in the third to grab control of the game.

Dirk Nowitzki finished with 21 points despite despite shooting just 5-17 from the field. Nowitzki was 11-12 from the free throw line and also finished with six rebounds and three assists.

Rodrigue Beaubois scored 14 points, Brandan Wright added 13 and Jason Terry chipped in 12 all off the bench. Lamar Odom rebounded from a string of ineffective games to finish with nine points and three assists in 23 minutes of action.

Luis Scola scored 22 points and grabbed eight boards to lead the Rockets. Goran Dragic added 17 points and seven assists while Chandler Parsons finished with 15.

With the win, Dallas improves to 29-22 on the season while the Rockets fall to 27-24 in the tight Western Conference Standings.

For all news and information regarding the Dallas Mavericks, please visit Mavs Moneyball. For updates and perspective regarding the Houston Rockets, head on over to The Dream Shake.

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Mavericks Vs. Rockets Score: Dallas Trailing Houston 49-46 At Halftime

The Dallas Mavericks fell behind early but a big second quarter has them trailing the Houston Rockets by only three, 49-46 at halftime.

The Mavericks shot the ball well in the first half and from the free throw line where they are 12-15. Dirk Nowitzki did most of the damage from the line making 9-10 attempts and is leading the Mavericks in scoring with 13 first-half points. Rodrigue Beaubois added nine points off the bench while Vince Carter has seven.

Luis Scola was the man for the Rockets with 16 points and five rebounds at the intermission. Chandler Parsons hit a couple of threes and has 10 points while Goran Dragic added nine points and five assists despite an ankle injury suffered in Monday's game.

For all news and information regarding the Dallas Mavericks, please visit Mavs Moneyball. For updates and perspective regarding the Houston Rockets, head on over to The Dream Shake.

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Mavericks Vs. Rockets Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule & More

The Houston Rockets will visit American Airlines Center on Tuesday night. The Mavericks will hope to add to their strong home record.

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Kyle Lowry Injury Update: Rockets Guard Out Against Mavericks, Maybe Rest Of Season

The Dallas Mavericks won't have to worry about Houston Rockets guard Kyle Lowry making any sort of miraculous comeback to play against them on Tuesday night, and Lowry said he might even be out for the remainder of the season.

Lowry told Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle that it is going to be a long road to recovery for him:

That is a bummer for the Rockets but it could change the dynamics of the bottom part of the Western Conference playoff spots, as Houston currently holds the No. 8 seed.

Dallas is only a game and a half ahead of Houston in the Southwest division, but if the Rockets continue to slide, the Mavericks could gain some separation from the division and state rival.

Read more about the Rockets at The Dream Shake blog. For more on the Mavs, visit Mavs Moneyball.

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Mavericks Injury Report: Brendan Haywood, Delonte West Upgraded To Questionable

Both Brendan Haywood and Delonte West are inching closer to a return and Haywood could be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Rockets.

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