Toronto 95, Dallas 74

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 14, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #55 Bill Kennedy, #77 Karl Lane
Attendance - 19132

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 25 16 14 19 74
Toronto 24 30 15 26 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 11-12 7-3 4-9 L2
Toronto 5-19 4-5 1-14 W1

Recap


Raptors 95, Mavericks 74:
Linas Kleiza tied season highs with 20 points and five 3-pointers as host Toronto snapped its six-game losing streak.

Rookie Terrence Ross added 18 points off the bench, scoring 11 straight in a span of 3:40 during the second quarter to put the Raptors ahead for good. DeMar DeRozan and Jose Calderon added 14 points apiece as Toronto won for just the second time in its last 14 games.

Chris Kaman led Dallas with 15 points but went scoreless in the second half by missing his final six shots. Brandan Wright added 13 points and Shawn Marion collected 12 and 13 rebounds, but O.J. Mayo and Vince Carter were a combined 3-for-16 from the field for the Mavericks.

Toronto took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Ross with 8:53 remaining in the second quarter and expanded the cushion to 54-41 at halftime. The Raptors opened a 66-45 lead on a layup by Mickael Pietrus with 7:14 left in the third quarter but came up empty on their next 10 possessions as Dallas cut it to 66-53 two minutes later.

The Mavericks didn't inch any closer as they scored just one basket over the final 6:55 in the third. Toronto pushed the lead to 75-55 on Kleiza's 3-pointer with 9:44 and cruised to the finish.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto G-F Alan Anderson played for the first time in 18 games after sitting out with a partially torn plantar fascia. He went 0-for-8 from the field. ... Dallas was 0-for-13 from 3-point range. Derek Fisher appeared to have Dallas' lone 3-pointer but officials ruled that his foot was on the line, ending the franchise's streak of 1,108 games with at least one 3-pointer. ... Marion picked up his 9,000th career rebound in the fourth quarter.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Toronto
Chris Kaman 15 Scoring Linas Kleiza 20
Derek Fisher 5 Assists John Lucas III 6
Shawn Marion 13 Rebounds Ed Davis 8
O.J. Mayo 6 Free Throws Made Terrence Ross 4
Shawn Marion 2 Steals Amir Johnson 3
Chris Kaman 1 Blocks Jose Calderon 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 74 39.1 0-13 20-23 17 38 1 4 17
Toronto 95 40.5 12-36 15-22 22 47 3 11 10

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Houston. The Raptors have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .263 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .545 after a loss.