Mavericks beat Bobcats 89-83 in Greensboro, NC

Shawn Marion had 13 points and eight rebounds, leading the
Dallas Mavericks to an 89-83 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on
Saturday night.

Jose Calderon contributed 13 points and five assists for the
Mavericks, who never trailed in the second half and built a lead of
as many as 16 points in the fourth quarter.

The Bobcats’ three-game winning streak was snapped despite 14
points and 10 rebounds off the bench from rookie Cody Zeller.

Bobcats guard Ben Gordon sat out as he recovered from a
procedure to relieve soreness in his right knee. Gordon will miss
the remainder of the preseason.

Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki did not play, getting a night of
rest despite occasional ”We want Dirk!” chants from some of the
7,678 fans at the Greensboro Coliseum.