Dallas 96, Cleveland 86

Date - Friday, March 15, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #26 Pat Fraher, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 20482

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 24 22 22 18 86
Dallas 16 22 29 29 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 22-43 13-19 9-24 L1
Dallas 31-34 18-12 13-22 W1

Recap

Mavericks 96, Cavaliers 86: Rodrigue Beaubois scored 18 points in 22 minutes off the bench to lift host Dallas to its fifth win in six games.

Dirk Nowitzki, Brandan Wright and Darren Collison had 13 points apiece for the Mavericks, who shot 55.7 percent (34-for-61) inside the arc and held a 46-36 advantage in points in the paint.

All five Cavaliers' starters scored in double figures, led by Dion Waiters' 21 points. Fellow rookie Tyler Zeller had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Cleveland never trailed until a Collison basket put the hosts up 55-54 midway through the third, but the Cavaliers stayed close and regained the lead at 71-70 on a Waiters basket with 11 minutes left. Beaubois scored 12 seconds later and soon added two free throws and a 3-pointer to key a decisive 15-2 burst.

After a Waiters basket with 9:32 to go, Cleveland went nearly five minutes without a point. It never got closer than eight points after ending the drought.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dallas' starters combined to shoot 17-for-44 (38.6 percent). The reserves were 24-for-38 (63.2 percent). ... Mavericks rookie F Jae Crowder had a season-high 14 rebounds. ... Since missing two games and playing limited minutes in a third due to an illness, Waiters has scored at least 20 points in three straight.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Dallas
Dion Waiters 21 Scoring Rodrigue Beaubois 18
Shaun Livingston 6 Assists Rodrigue Beaubois 5
Tyler Zeller 10 Rebounds Jae Crowder 14
Shaun Livingston 3 Free Throws Made Rodrigue Beaubois 3
Shaun Livingston 3 Steals Jae Crowder 2
Alonzo Gee 1 Blocks O.J. Mayo 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 86 43.6 7-16 11-18 18 39 2 11 18
Dallas 96 50.0 7-21 7-11 25 46 6 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .452 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .349 after a loss.