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Mavericks Vs. Jazz Halftime Score: Dallas Lead Jazz 58-50

The Dallas Mavericks are still playing without starting forward Dirk Nowitzki and now they can add Delonte West to the injured list as he is sitting out tonight's game with a hamstring injury. However, Vince Carter did return to the lineup after missing five games and has come off the bench to score 11 points so far.

Leading all scorers is the Mavericks Rodrigue Beaubois who has 16 points on seven of nine shooting. Both teams bench have come up big in scoring, but the Mavericks are leading tonight because they have the edge as their bench has outscored the Jazz's bench 25-14.

The Mavericks have been shooting the ball better than the Jazz by making 60 percent of their shots to 47 percent for the Jazz. Devin Harris and Al Harrington are keeping the Jazz in this game as the two have combined for 22 points at the half.

For more on this game Dallas fans should check out Mavs Moneyball and Utah fans should head on over to SLC Dunk. For more news and analysis on the NBA be sure to check outSB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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