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.