Thanks to a dominant fourth quarter, the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a huge 114-91 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
The Mavs led 87-83 with 10 minutes to go, but a quick 15-4 run led by mostly the bench instantly put the game out of reach. After it was all said and done, Dallas outscored Portland 31-12 in the fourth to secure the blowout victory.
Led by O.J. Mayo's offensive explosion, Dallas shot a ridiculous 61.5 percent from the field while holding Portland to just 38.7 percent shooting. With the impressive home win, the Mavericks improved to 3-1 without Dirk Nowitzki while Portland's young squad fell to 2-2.
For a complete look at the full box score, check out NBA.com.
Player of the Game: O.J. Mayo
That summer signing is starting to look pretty good right about now.
The enigmatic Mayo was absolutely unstoppable on Monday night, as he dropped 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting and hit six of his eight three-point attempts.
Throw in two rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block, and Mayo's night constitutes for one of the best of the night, not just this game.
Next Up for Portland
The Blazers will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday on TNT.
Next Up for Dallas
The Mavericks get a day off before taking on the Toronto Raptors at home on Wednesday night.
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