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NBA: Dallas 109, Toronto 104

Nov. 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM   |   Comments

DALLAS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Chris Kaman and O.J. Mayo each had 22 points Wednesday, pushing Dallas to a big lead en route to a 109-104 win over Toronto.

The Mavericks improved to 4-1 with their third straight win, building a 16-point advantage early in the fourth period before the Raptors put on a late charge. The 5-point final margin was the closest Toronto could come down the stretch.

The quick Dallas start has come without the services of star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who might not return until January after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Dallas has gone through a massive roster turnover with Kaman and Mayo two of the key parts. Vince Carter added 17 points off the bench, Darren Collison added 15 and Brandan Wright had 12.

The Mavericks, who grabbed just one offensive rebound in a win over Portland on Monday, had 10 of them against the Raptors.

Toronto's offensive load was carried by Andrea Bargnani, who scored 24 points.

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