The five Lakers starters combined to outscore Ellis by just two points (32 collectively), led by
The Mavericks shot 52.1% from the field and 13 for 27 from three-point range. Dallas also out-rebounded the Lakers, 50-35.
The Lakers play against the
The Lakers went a roundabout way to trim two points off the Mavericks' 19-point halftime lead. Dallas jumped ahead in the third by 30 (90-60) before the Lakers whittled that lead to just 17.
The Lakers got 13 from
The Mavericks pushed their lead over the Lakers to 20 before
A late 7-0 run helped the Lakers climb within 13, but the Mavericks quickly responded before the half, pushing their lead back to 19.
The Lakers managed to keep
The Mavericks shot 48.1% while holding a 19-10 rebounding advantage.
The Lakers (2-2) visit the Dallas Mavericks (2-1) on Tuesday night in their second road game of the season.
The Mavericks are a loaded team offensively with scorers Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis.
Will the Lakers get their first road win of the season?
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