NBA: Dallas 116, Utah 101

Jan. 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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DALLAS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Roddy Beaubois, thrown into the action due to an outbreak of injuries, scored a season-best 22 points Friday to bring Dallas a 116-101 win over Utah.

Lamar Odom had his best game in a Dallas uniform with 19 points, while Jason Terry added 15. The Mavericks have won nine out of 12 and moved into a share of the lead with San Antonio in the Southwest Division.

Dallas played its fourth straight game without Dirk Nowitzki, who has been suffering from a sore right knee. Delonte West missed the contest with a hamstring strain and starting point guard Jason Kidd left the contest in the first period with a strained right calf.

The Mavericks have gone 3-1 without Nowitzki, who could return Sunday against San Antonio.

Odom has been a disappointment since being obtained in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the season. He brought an average of 8.3 points per contest into Friday's game.

Dallas shot 55 percent and hit 11-of-19 from 3-point range. Beaubois had four of the long-range field goals.

Paul Millsap scored 20 points to lead Utah, which has lost two in a row.

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