The Dallas Mavericks grabbed that elusive first road victory of the season with a 100-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The win also evens the Mavs overall record at 5-5 this season.
Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 18 points and seven rebounds in the game. Dirk hit nine of his ten shots from the field in just 28 minutes of action. Dallas built a big second half lead and it enabled Rick Carlisle to go deep into the bench where 12 of the 13 Mavericks players suited for the game scored.
Shawn Marion added 14 points and Vince Carter 11 for the Mavericks. Ian Mahinmi scored 10 points off the bench to round out Dallas players in double figures.
Will Bynum scored a game-high 20 points for the Pistons who fell to 2-8 on the season. Brandon Knight scored 12 points while Ben Gordon added 11. Dallas took advantage of 21 Pistons turnovers scoring 24 points off of the miscues.