Dallas snaps road losing streak in Indiana
The Dallas Mavericks have been one of the worst road teams in all of the NBA, but the visitors snapped an eight-game road losing streak to beat the Indiana Pacers 98-94 on Wednesday evening.
Leading the way for the Mavericks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis was Dirk Nowitzki, as the 39-year old power forward from Wurzburg, Germany led six scorers in double figures by scoring a team high 15 points while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out three assists for the game.
Dallas is now on a two game winning streak, with the bottom dwellers of the Western Conference winning a surprising four of their past 10 contests.
The Mavericks still sport the Western Conference worst 11-25 record, but are now on the heels of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Pacers were without their star Victor Oladipo, with Indiana's leading scorer held out for a second straight game because of a sore knee.
The hosts struggled down the stretch, with the Pacers only scoring 20 points in the final frame.
With Oladipo out Lance Stephenson led the way for the Pacers, as the 27-year old journeyman shooting guard scored a game high 16 points while grabbing 15 rebounds and passing out five assists for a double-double for the contest.
The Mavericks will continue on the road, as Dallas heads to New Orleans on Friday to take on the Pelicans.
Meanwhile, the Pacers will travel to Chicago to square off with the Bulls also on Friday.
Dallas are 751.00 for the Western Conference.
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