The Dallas Mavericks secured a 107-100 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on 12/18. Dallas used a 14-4 run from the 9:30 mark of the fourth quarter through the 4:16 mark of the period to open up a 12-point advantage, 94-82, to end their three-game losing streak. O.J. Mayo scored a game-high 26 points, on only 12 shots from the field, to go along with three rebounds and a season-high eight assists in 36 minutes. It was his 14th game with 20-plus points this season. Dallas improved to 7-1 on the year when he scores 25-plus points in a game. He led Dallas in scoring for the 17th time this season.
As a two man game partner to Mayo, Chris Kaman posted his fifth 20-point effort of the season with 20 points to go along with seven rebounds in 30 minutes. He scored a season-high eight fourth-quarter points against the Sixers. With the win, Dallas improved to 4-1 on the year when Kaman scores 20-plus points in a game.
Shawn Marion eclipsed the 16,000-point plateau against the Sixers. He became the 95th player in NBA history with at least 16,000 points. A seven-foot bank shot at the 7:41 mark of the first quarter gave him four points for the game (and 16,001 for his career). Marion recorded 14 points and nine rebounds against Philadelphia, coming one rebound shy of his fourth consecutive double-double. Marion is averaging 14.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 35.8 minutes over his last four games, after he missed the previous two with a strained right groin.
Derek Fisher left the game against the 76ers after suffering a strained patellar tendon with 6:51 remaining in the first quarter. He will have a MRI on 12/19.
Here is the quoteboard for the win against the Philadelphia 76ers.