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Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Jose Barea finished with a game-high 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion each finished 16 points as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Philadelphia 76ers, 99-90, at American Airlines Center.
Thaddeus Young added 17 points in a reserve role and Spencer Hawes and Andres Nocioni each added 14 points for Philadelphia, which has lost two games after opening its five-game road trip with a win in New York.
The Mavericks started the fourth quarter on a 10-2 run that gave them an 88-77 cushion with 8 1/2 remaining and led by as many as 14 down the stretch.
Barea contributed 12 of his points in the fourth quarter.
"Well I’m settling down a little bit and getting my rhythm," said Barea. "I was thinking too much when I was out there playing and then I just started playing my game."
Dallas shot 13-of-22 in the opening quarter to take a 31-22 lead after 12 minutes of play. Jason Kidd recorded his 11,000th career assist on a Chandler dunk at 9:51 in the first quarter.
Young added 13 points in the second quarter and the Sixers shot 11-of-21 from the field to hold the Mavericks to a 55-48 margin heading to the locker room.
The Sixers clawed back in the third and tied the game at 71 with a Holiday layup at 2:25. From there the Sixers countered each Dallas basket with one of their own. With the game tied at 75, Barea hit a jumper and Brendan Haywood hit one-of-two from the line to take a 78-75 margin into the fourth.
"Their size killed us," said Sixers head coach Doug Collins. "At the end of the day [it was] their size. Tyson Chandler and Brendan [Haywood] had 29 rebounds, 12 on the offensive backboards. So, that’s a very, very good shooting team, and a very, very good offensive team, and they shoot 44 percemnt tonight and it was the second chance, the second shots, that just wore us down"
Kidd finished with 10 points and eight assists…Dallas has won four of the last five meetings…Haywood finished with six points and 17 rebounds for the Mavericks…Philadelphia shot 2-of-16 from beyond the arc.
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Dallas has won two straight and improved to 5-2 on the season with Wednesday's 106-91 triumph at Memphis. Jason Terry scored 25 points off the bench, Shawn Marion added 20 points and seven rebounds and Dirk Nowitzki registered 12 points and 10 boards for the Mavs, who buried 54.1 percent of their shots and had a 49-40 advantage on the glass.
"The great thing about our team is our depth. We probably have five starters coming off the bench at any time," said Dallas first-year forward Tyson Chandler, who chipped in 11 points and eight rebounds.
On the injury front for the Mavericks, Nowitzki is probable for tonight because of a sprained right ankle and forward Caron Butler is listed as questionable with back spasms. Butler did not play against the Grizzlies and suffered the injury in Monday's win over Boston.
The Mavs will also host New Orleans on the short residency.
Philadelphia will resume a five-game road trip in the Lone Star State tonight and has alternated wins and losses over the past five games.
In Wednesday's 109-103 loss at Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant both scored 31 points to lead the Thunder and even Philly's mark at 1-1 on the road swing. Jrue Holiday, Elton Brand and Jodie Meeks each scored 17 points for Philadelphia, which was coming off Sunday's win in New York.
"We just have to be better in those crucial situations," Sixers head coach Doug Collins said. "We're just trying to learn."
Rookie Evan Turner contributed 15 points and eight rebounds in defeat. Turner was starting in place of the injured Andre Iguodala, who has missed back-to- back games due to a strained right Achilles tendon and is questionable for tonight. Sixers guard Lou Williams is expected to miss Friday's game with a separated left shoulder suffered in Oklahoma City and forward Jason Kapono is probable for personal reasons.
The 76ers will also visit San Antonio and Cleveland on the trek.
Dallas and Philadelphia split a home-and-home series a year ago, with each team coming out on top at home. The Mavs have won seven of the past nine matchups with the 76ers, who are winless in their last five trips to Big D.