NBA Roundup: Dallas Mavericks finish misfortune start in their history; LA Lakers tarry second half scare

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The Dallas Mavericks put a misfortune start in authorization story behind them on Sunday, downing a Milwaukee Bucks 86-75 in overtime for their initial win of a NBA season.

The Mavs had non-stop a deteriorate with 5 true defeats, a movement that billionaire owners Mark Cuban pronounced was “driving me nuts.”

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Milwaukee Bucks core Miles Plumlee defends Dallas Mavericks ensure Wesley Matthews. AP

With a initial win in a books a Mavs can now, perhaps, start fulfilling Cuban’s aim of building momentum, even with longtime star Dirk Nowitzki still sidelined by injury.

With Nowitzki looking on, Harrison Barnes scored a career high 34 points and Juan Jose Barea combined 21 — including 5 in overtime.

“It’s unequivocally good to get that gorilla off a backs,” pronounced Barnes, who connected on 13 of 26 shots and pulled down 8 rebounds.

In Los Angeles, a Lakers survived a second-half shock en track to a 119-108 feat over a Phoenix Suns.

The feat changed a Lakers to 4-3, and a ideal 3-0 during home. It’s a initial time a once-proud bar has had a winning record by 7 games given a 4-3 start in 2011-12.

Lakers manager Luke Walton had uttered regard that his group would feel an “emotional hangover” after an dissapoint of a Golden State Warriors on Friday.

But a Lakers were distant from flat, holding a lead mid by a initial entertain and heading 54-43 by halftime.

Phoenix responded in a second half, out-scoring a Lakers 9-2 in a initial dual mins of a third period.

They narrowed a opening to 93-92 in a fourth duration before a Lakers regained control.

Jordan Clarkson emptied a burst shot, and after Nick Young was fouled creation a three-pointer and done a free-throw to finish a four-point play a Lakers were adult 99-92, and a Suns wouldn’t get any closer.

“It was unequivocally important,” Clarkson pronounced of a victory. “We  always could have some hangover from a final win. What we did was we came in subsequent day, worked and cleared that out of a heads.”

The Lakers were though brazen Larry Nance after a initial quarter. He strike a justice chasing a lax round and was diagnosed with a concussion that will expected sideline him for Tuesday’s home diversion opposite a Mavericks.

Trail Blazers down Grizzlies

Portland ensure C.J. McCollum matched his career high of 37 points — 16 of them in a fourth entertain — to lead a Trail Blazers to a 100-94 feat over a Grizzlies in Memphis.

McCollum connected on 13 of 23 shots, including 6 of 12 from three-point range. He scored 10 of Portland’s final 11 points in a game.

The Grizzlies led by 4 during halftime and took a 61-51 lead in a third quarter, though Portland managed to respond.

“They done a run and we kept a composure,” pronounced indicate ensure Damian Lillard, who contributed 19 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. “We kept guarding. We were proactive, sealed in on a scouting report.”

Chandler Parsons, who inked a four-year, $94 million agreement with Memphis, done an unlucky entrance after off-season knee surgery. He missed all 8 of his attempts from a building and didn’t measure a point.

Gordon Hayward done a most improved display in his initial tour of a season, scoring a team-high 28 points as a Utah kick a Knicks 114-109 in New York.

Kings order Raptors

In Toronto, Rudy Gay scored 23 points to lead Sacramento to a 96-91 feat over a Raptors that finished a Kings’ four-game losing streak.

DeMarcus Cousins combined 22 points and 14 rebounds for a Kings, who finished Toronto’s three-game winning streak.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points for a Raptors, his strain of games with 30 or some-more points finale during five.

DeRozan was a initial actor given NBA idol Michael Jordan in 1986 to measure 30 or some-more points in a initial 5 games of a season.

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