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NBA scores: Mavericks fail to make up ground in division

The NBA weekend was split by Dallas, while the Southwest Division leader stayed red hot.


The Dallas Mavericks stayed above .500 by splitting two games in a quick Midwest road jaunt over the weekend, but were unable to close the gap between themselves and the Southwest Division leaders.

On Friday, the Mavs dropped an embarrassing 20-point loss to the Indiana Pacers after scoring just 34 points in the second half. The next day in Cleveland, Dallas claimed a 103-95 win over the Cavaliers to bring its overall record to 6-5.

Atop the division, however, the Memphis Grizzlies kept on rolling. The Grizzlies dealt the New York Knicks their first loss of the season on Friday, 105-95. Then, Saturday's 94-87 win over the Charlotte Bobcats moved Memphis to 8-1 on the season, which is the best record in the NBA.

Also ahead of the Mavs are the San Antonio Spurs. Their lone weekend game was a 126-100 demolishing of the Denver Nuggets. At 8-2, the Spurs are ahead of Dallas by three games.

Both the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Hornets went 0-2.

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