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Mavericks vs. Cavs final score: Late run lifts Dallas over Cleveland, 103-95

A 9-0 Dallas run late in the fourth quarter helped the Mavericks beat the Cavaliers on Saturday.


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.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.