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Nowitzki, Mavs rout Jazz

Nov 8, 2014 - 5:50 AM Salt Lake City, UT ( - Dallas' revamped offense impressed throughout the first week of the NBA season, but it was humbled Thursday night in Portland.

The Mavericks bounced back on Friday night.

Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the Mavericks routed the Utah Jazz, 105-82, on Friday night.

Tyson Chandler posted 15 points and 13 boards and Monta Ellis tallied 13 points, six assists and three steals for the Mavericks, who suffered a 108-87 loss against the Blazers.

After leading the NBA with 111.8 points per game and a 52.4 percent field-goal percentage through its first four games, Dallas shot just 36.7 percent and was 5-of-23 from beyond the arc Thursday.

The Mavs shot 47.7 percent (42-of-88) from the floor Friday.

"I just liked the vibe of the team. The ball was moving, execution was good, and guys were into it on both ends the whole night," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said.

Alec Burks netted 14 points to lead Utah, which was coming off Gordon Hayward's buzzer-beating win over Cleveland Wednesday.

"I thought they had us discombobulated offensively," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said.

Trevor Booker sunk two free throws to get the Jazz within 24-23 early in the second, but the Mavericks responded with a 15-2 run to seize control of the contest.

Nowitzki netted seven points during the surge, which was capped on Monta Ellis' jumper for a 39-25 advantage midway through the frame.

Dallas led 52-44 at the break and put the game away in the early stages of the third.

Nowitzki nailed a 3-pointer to begin a 9-0 spurt and two Chandler Parsons free throws finished it and made it 61-44.

Nowitzki's jumper at the third-quarter horn gave Dallas a 78-62 cushion heading into the fourth, where they led by as many as 25 before cruising to the easy triumph.

Game Notes

The Mavericks scored 32 points off 23 Utah turnovers ... Dallas was 12-of-14 from the foul line ... Dallas held a 15-6 margin in second-chance points ... Hayward had 12 points and five boards.