NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Utah|
(Wednesday, October 31st)
Final Score: Utah 113, Dallas 94
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Mo and Marvin Williams combined for 42
points on Wednesday, leading the Utah Jazz to a 113-94 thumping of the Dallas
Mavericks at EnergySolutions Arena.
Mo Williams finished with 21 points and six assists, while Marvin Williams
ended his night with 21 points and a trio of rebounds for the Jazz, who went
36-30 last season and lost in the first round to the San Antonio Spurs.
"They have been super all training camp and it's going to transfer all season
long," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said of Mo and Marvin Williams. "These guys
are very proud guys, they are true professionals. They take it personal and
they go out there and make sure they try and get stops on the defensive end
and let the offense generate from there."
Paul Millsap netted 13 points and ripped down 15 rebounds, and Al Jefferson
contributed a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds in the victory.
Randy Foye had 13 points and Gordon Heyward donated 11 points.
Darren Collison led the Mavericks with 17 points and seven assists, while
Brandan Wright added 15 points in the setback.
Vince Carter and O.J. Mayo scored 12 points apiece for the Mavs, who opened
their 2012-13 campaign with a 99-91 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on
Dallas raced out to a 15-8 advantage with just over four minutes gone in the
game, but the Jazz answered with a 10-3 spurt to tie the game at 18-18.
It remained a one-possession game for the remainder of the first quarter and
the Mavs held a 26-25 lead after the opening 12 minutes of play.
The second frame was just as tight, featuring eight lead changes and four
ties. Each side led by as many as eight, but it was the Mavs who closed the
opening half with an 11-3 burst to take a 63-55 lead into the locker room.
Utah roared back to take control of the game with a dominant third quarter.
Trailing, 67-61, with 9:14 to play in the third period, the Jazz reeled off an
11-3 run to take a 72-70 lead, capped by a pair of Jefferson free throws with
5:11 left in the frame.
Wright put home a layup to tie things at 72-72, but the Jazz closed out the
quarter with a 20-4 burst, building the lead to a comfortable 92-76 margin
heading into fourth.
"When you get beat by 24 in a quarter, that is a convincing beating," Mavs
coach Rick Carlisle said. "We just didn't match their aggression in the
third and that was the difference in the game."
The Jazz coasted through the fourth stanza, topping off their lead at 20 en
route to the win.
Utah shot 42.7 percent from the floor and 6-of-14 from beyond the arc, while
Dallas shot 37.6 percent from the field ...Dallas played without superstar
forward Dirk Nowitzki for the second straight game ... After opening the
season with back-to-back road games, the Mavs will play their next three at
home .. Dallas turned the ball over 16 times, leading to 23 Utah points ...
The Jazz dominated in the paint, 44-30 and put home 21 second-chance points
... Utah Forward Derrick Favors had six points and 10 rebounds.
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