The Dallas Mavericks hosted the Phoenix Suns Monday night without Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter, who are both nursing injuries. One would think scoring would be hard to come by for the 22nd ranked offense, but the Mavs proved that wasn’t the case at all. Marion stepped up big and had a fantastic night scoring from all over the floor. Marion was 11 of 21 from the floor and 4 of 6 from downtown. Lamar Odom, 11 points, continues to figure out his role for the Mavs, looking much more comfortable now that he’s been playing more minutes due to Dirks absence. Jason Kidd, 3 points, and Jason Terry, 12 points, struggled tonight from 3-point range, combining for 2 of 11.
Marcin Gortat, who leads the league in Field Goal percentage, had another stat sheet filler performance with 19 points 17 rebounds and 3 blocks. Steve Nash, 2 of 9 for 8 points, struggled shooting from the field but still managed double digit assists with 12.
The Dallas Mavericks improve to 11-7 on the season and are playing strong at home with a 7-2 record at the American Airlines Center. They will host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night for the second game of the current four game homestead.
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Written by Max Barton
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