Short-handed Mavericks down JazzJan 28, 2012 - 4:46 AM Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Rodrigue Beaubois scored a season-high 22 points to power the short-handed Mavericks to a 116-101 win over Utah.
Lamar Odom added a season-best 19 points and Jason Terry scored 18 off the bench for Dallas, which played without Dirk Nowitzki (sore right knee) and Delonte West (strained right hamstring). Starting point guard Jason Kidd left the game in the first quarter with a strained right calf and didn't return.
Despite the injuries, the Mavericks shot 55 percent and went 11-of-19 from three-point range on the way to their fourth win in five games.
"They told me that Jason Kidd was going to be out, so I just wanted to play the best basketball I could play and just wanted the team to win," Beaubois said. "Everybody did a great job, we knew Jason Kidd wasn't going to play and we know how important he is to us. Everybody stepped up and that was good."
Brendan Haywood contributed 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Shawn Marion notched 16 points for Dallas, which has won six in a row against the Jazz. The Mavs have beaten Utah in 15 of their last 17 home games.
Paul Millsap scored 20 for the Jazz, who have suffered back-to-back defeats.
Enes Kanter's layup had the visitors within two points late in the third, but Terry responded with a three-ball and the Mavs held an 88-82 lead going to the fourth.
Kanter, who scored 12 for the game, hit a short jumper to represent the first points of the last quarter. But the Mavericks then embarked on an 11-2 burst over the next three minutes. Odom capped the surge with a pair of threes.
The Mavs widened the gap to as high as 21 later in the quarter, finishing a 22-5 run.
"They shot the ball well from the three point line, better than they've been shooting in the past especially with Dirk out," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. "Guys made shots tonight. But I thought we played hard. You've got to give them credit, they made the shots when they needed to and we didn't."
The game was tied at 30 after 12 minutes, but Beaubois had nine points during a big second quarter for the Mavs, who gained a 58-50 edge at the break.
Nowitzki could return for Sunday's home contest against the Spurs...Al Jefferson scored 19 for Utah...Vince Carter, who missed the previous five games with a foot injury for Dallas, had 12 points in his return.
- UTAH: 101
Jan 27 10:49 PM
- UTAH: 82
End of 3rd
Jan 27 10:19 PM
- UTAH: 50
Jan 27 9:34 PM
- UTAH: 30
End of 1st
Jan 27 9:06 PM
- UTAH: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Jan 27 8:42 PM
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