The Dallas Mavericks trailed the Houston Rockets entering the fourth quarter Saturday night, but wound up winning the game, 116-109.
Dallas was led by a 40-point, eight-rebound effort from O.J. Mayo. On 15-of-26 shooting, the shooting guard consistently dissected the Rockets defense, but he only slightly outscored his counterpart James Harden.
Harden dropped 39 points on 10-of-17 shooting, and he also grabbed six rebounds and dished nine assists. Overall, he might have been the best player in the game, despite his team's losing effort.
This was an excellent game overall. Both benches contributed, and each star received double-digit production from their fellow starters.
In the end, winning the fourth quarter, 32-20, was enough to earn Dallas the victory.
For a complete look at the box score, check out NBA.com.
Player of the Game: O.J. Mayo
This could have been Harden, but let's give it to the winning team here.
Mayo played an efficient game, dishing out eight assists and snatching seven rebounds, while only turning the ball over twice. He was on top of things, making sure that Harden's performance wouldn't carry his team to victory.
What's Next for the Dallas Mavericks?
The 10-10 Mavericks will host the Sacramento Kings on Monday.
What's Next for the Houston Rockets?
The 9-10 Rockets will host the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.