The Dallas Mavericks bombed the Bobcats from long range and bested them in virtually every possible way in rolling to a lopsided 126-99 blowout in their home opener at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Saturday night. With Shawn Marion’s 8 points, he was just two points short of being the seventh Maverick in double figures, led by O. J. Mayo’s 30. Mayo also hit a career-high 7 from 3-point range and the Mavs dominated for most of the game. Chris Kaman returned from his calf injury and came of the bench to hit 8-of-9 field goals.
The Bobcats were led by Ramon Sessions who often plays well against the Mavs and had 22 points off the bench plus 5 assists. Byron Mullens had another outstanding game with 16 points and 10 rebounds and the surprising Brendan Haywood had 14 & 11.
The Bobcats are 1-1 after upsetting the Indiana Pacers on Friday night and the Mavericks move to 2-1. Full analysis tomorrow and preview of the Portland Trailblazers coming up!
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