Chris Kaman had 15 points, six rebounds and six blocks to lead the Dallas Mavericks over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-95, on Saturday. The loss is Cleveland's fifth in a row and dropped them to 2-7 on the season.
Dallas went on a 9-0 run to break a 89-89 tie and go ahead 97-89 with 2:57 left in the game.
Kyrie Irving made a three-pointer to cut Dallas' lead to 98-95 with 1:26 left in the fourth quarter.
Dallas answered as Kaman made 1-of-2 free throws on the ensuing possession which was followed by a Shawn Marion steal that led to a layup in transition for OJ Mayo to give the Mavericks a 101-95 lead with 59.7 seconds left. Dallas was able to secure the win at the free-throw line the rest of the way.
Daniel Gibson had 16 points and five assists on 5-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-8 from three-point territory off the bench for the Cavaliers.
Kyrie Irving had his seventh 20-point game of the season by scoring a game-high 26 points, but failed to grab a rebound or record an assist.