The Dallas Mavericks performed another round of 2nd Half Meltdown Friday night and once again turned off the motor after the break, changing a one point halftime lead into a 103-83 blowout at the hands of the Indiana Pacers.
The Mavs struggled on offense but also on defense despite the return of Shawn Marion, who played after missing five games with a sprained knee. The Mavericks allowed 103 points by the lowest scoring team in the league. Indiana has been averaging just over 87 ppg.
Indiana, like Dallas, has been struggling without their leading scorer (Danny Granger) but still managed to light up the Mavs with six players in double figures.
Meanwhile the Mavs shot 37% from the field and 15.7% from downtown and were again outrebounded.
The Pacers had 6 players in double figures. O. J. Mayo had 19 points for Dallas while Darren Collison and Vince Carter had 10 apiece.
Indiana improved to 4-6 while Dallas fell to 5-5.
Full breakdown tomorrow on The Smoking Cuban along with a preview of Saturday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors.