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Monta Ellis scores 21, Mavericks dominate Magic

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The Dallas Mavericks shot really well, finishing 40-79 (50.6%) from the field, including 13-27 (48.1%) from beyond the arc, in a blowout 107-88 win over the Orlando Magic. Dallas (23-16) is now on a three-game winning streak.

Monta Ellis put up 21 points on 8-18 shooting from the field (1-3 from behind the arc) and 4-5 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Dallas were Dirk Nowitzki with 15 points and 5 rebounds, and Wayne Ellington with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Jameer Nelson scored 21 points for Orlando on 7-14 shooting, including 4-8 from behind the arc. He also added 7 assists. Glen Davis chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds, Moe Harkless finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Tobias Harris put up 10 points and 7 rebounds.

The Mavericks combined an eFG% of 58.9% with 48.1% 3-point shooting. They are 9-3 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Magic, on the other hand, are winless (0-7) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

Orlando (10-28) has now lost eight straight contests.

Coming up next, the Mavericks square off with the Los Angeles Clippers, who are 26-13 on the year. The Magic match up against the Chicago Bulls, currently 17-19 this season. The Mavericks have a 0-1 record against Los Angeles this season. The Magic have a 1-0 record against Chicago this season.


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