The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers are tied up at the half, 48 all, as Vince Carter has shouldered the scoring load for the Mavs thus far with 18 points. Amidst ongoing team turmoil, Pau Gasol leads the Lakers in scoring with 16 points and four rebounds.
The Lakers opened up a lead on a 12-0 run midway through the second quarter thanks to five different scorers. However, three pointers from Carter and Jason Terry helped Dallas close the Laker lead. Dirk Nowitzki closed out the half with six points to tie the game.
Despite losing most of the back court to injuries and personal matter, Dallas has won seven of their last eight games entering tonight's match-up.