Mavericks hold off Lakers 109-97 without Dirk, Deron
LOS ANGELES (AP) Harrison Barnes scored 31 points, Seth Curry added 23 and the Dallas Mavericks won their second straight game after an 0-5 start, 109-97 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
JJ Barea had 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Mavericks, who beat the Lakers for the 11th consecutive time since April 2, 2013. Dallas forced 17 turnovers and held the Lakers off down the stretch, scoring 10 straight points midway through the fourth quarter to take control.
Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points and Nick Young had 20 as the Lakers' three-game winning streak ended.
Lou Williams scored 15 points for Los Angeles, which rallied from an 11-point deficit in the second half before failing to execute in the final minutes.