facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NBA: Dallas 99, Toronto 86

Dec. 31, 2011 at 12:07 AM   |   Comments

DALLAS, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Ian Mahinmi came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points Friday, touching off a late rush that lifted the Dallas Mavericks to a 99-86 win over Toronto.

The defending NBA champion Mavericks won their first game of the season. They had become the first reigning champion to start a season 0-3 since Boston in 1969.

Mahinmi, in his fourth NBA season and with a career scoring average of 3.4 points per game, played 29 minutes. Lamar Odom, obtained in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the season, played just 12 minutes and missed all three of his field goal attempts.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points for Dallas and Jason Terry had 17.

Toronto led by a point with 2:30 to go in the third period, but Dallas outscored the Raptors the rest of the way 32-18.

Andrea Bargnani had 30 points for Toronto and Leandro Barbosa had 20.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play
2
Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat' Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat'
3
Surging Lions entertain struggling Argos
4
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
5
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback