Samuel Dalembert put up 18 points and registered 12 rebounds, his 1st double-double of the season, to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a victory over the Utah Jazz, 103-93. The Mavericks shot 38-75 (50.7%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 13 rebounds. Dallas (9-4) has now won 4 straight.
Dalembert shot 8-8 from the field, in a solid outing. Dallas also got solid performances from Monta Ellis with 26 points and 6 assists, Dirk Nowitzki with 18 points and 7 rebounds, and DeJuan Blair with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Despite the loss, Marvin Williams scored 19 points off the bench for Utah on 7-13 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc. Derrick Favors chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds and Gordon Hayward finished with 13 points and 5 assists.
The Mavericks combined an eFG% of 55.3% with 41.2% 3-point shooting. They are 4-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Jazz, on the other hand, are winless (0-3) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Utah (1-13) has now lost 5 in a row.
Coming up next, the Mavericks play the Denver Nuggets, who are 5-6 on the year. The Jazz match up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently 8-3 this season. The Jazz have a 0-1 record against Oklahoma City this season.