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Rookie Doncic, veteran Barea lead Mavs past Thunder 111-96

DALLAS (AP) J.J. Barea and Luka Doncic brought experience and youth - and a win - to Dallas on Saturday night.

Rookie Doncic scored 22 points and veteran Barea added a season-high 21 off the bench, including 16 in a first-half surge, as the Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96.

The Mavericks won for the second time in nine games and snapped the Thunder's seven-game winning streak after they had lost their first four games of the season.

''Barea was great,'' Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. ''Extremely aggressive, scored it, passed it. He was certainly a big tone-setter for us.''

Oklahoma City raced to an early 18-12 lead, but Barea scored 11 points in a foul-filled first quarter, including two free throws for a 23-22 lead at the end of the period. Barea accounted for 16 of the Mavericks' 20 points for a 32-24 lead before returning to the bench.

''Our bench guys got a little mojo going on offense,'' Carlisle said.

Dallas built its lead to 24 points, 57-33, before the Thunder scored the last 12 points of the first half.

The 34-year-old Barea was the second-oldest Maverick active for the game. He led the way as the Dallas bench outscored Oklahoma City's 53-22.

''I got in a rhythm tonight, feeling good,'' Barea said. ''I was telling the guys on the bench we've got to come in with a lot of energy.''

The Mavericks' youngest player, 19-year-old Doncic, scored nine of his points in the third quarter. He came off the court flexing his right knee but returned for the fourth quarter.

Doncic, averaging better than 20 points per game, also had a game-high and career-high eight assists.

''He's been great,'' Barea said. ''He's finishing. He's knocking down the 3s, he's driving.''

Harrison Barnes and Dorian Finney-Smith scored 11 points each and Dennis Smith Jr. had 10 for Dallas.

Paul George and Steven Adams had double-doubles for Oklahoma City, each finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Dennis Schroder added 19 points and Jerami Grant had 13.

The Mavericks shot a season-best 56 percent from the field (43 for 77). The Thunder made only 39 percent of their field goal attempts (38 for 97) and couldn't capitalize on 26 offensive rebounds.

''The biggest difference was obviously the 3-point shooting. They shot it really well and we had our opportunities and didn't shoot particularly well,'' Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.

Dallas made 14 of 29 3-pointers (48 percent) and Oklahoma City only 9 of 34 (27 percent).

TIP-INS

Thunder: Russell Westbrook missed his third game because of a sprained left ankle. ... The bench scored only two points in the first half on 1-for-13 shooting. ... Raymond Felton, Oklahoma City's oldest player, was born the same day as Dallas' J.J. Barea - June 26, 1984.

Mavericks: Allowed a season-low 96 points - 13 less than their previous low, 109 by Chicago on Oct. 22. ... Held the Thunder to 45 points in the first half, the fewest this season for a Dallas opponent. ... The Mavericks shot 13 for 18 (72 percent) from the field in the second quarter, including 6 of 8 (75) from 3-point range.

STARS OUT TONIGHT

Dallas played without Dirk Nowitzki, who underwent left ankle surgery during the offseason. The Thunder were without Russell Westbrook (sprained left ankle) for the third game.

''I'd be thrilled if (Nowitzki) played in November,'' Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. ''I just think he's moving around better.''

Oklahoma City's Billy Donovan said of Westbrook: ''Every day, I think he gets better but in terms of projecting a date when he's going to be ready, no.''

BENCH MARKS

Devin Harris, 35, returned after missing all but this season's opening game because of a strained left hamstring. He contributed six points.

Dorian Finney-Smith said Harris was a big part of the bench's season-high 53 points.

''We're deep, especially when Devin Harris gets back out there and J.J. (Barea) going like that.''

MUST BE THE SHIRTS

The Mavericks played in their City Edition jerseys for the first time this season.

''I liked them, that smoke grey,'' Dorian Finney-Smith said. ''If that's what it takes to get the win, I'll wear them again.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Play the first of two home games against Phoenix on Monday.

Mavericks: Take a quick trip to play Chicago on Monday.

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Key Players
P. George
13 SF
L. Doncic
77 SF
34.7 Min. Per Game 34.7
20.2 Pts. Per Game 20.2
4.2 Ast. Per Game 4.2
6.5 Reb. Per Game 6.5
38.7 Field Goal % 48.9
38.5 Three Point % 47.3
78.1 Free Throw % 76.0
  Lost ball turnover on Abdel Nader, stolen by Jalen Brunson 0:14
  Bad pass turnover on Jalen Brunson, stolen by Abdel Nader 0:17
  Team rebound 0:36
+ 2 Luka Doncic made driving layup, assist by Dennis Smith Jr. 0:56
  Defensive rebound by Dennis Smith Jr. 0:58
  Hamidou Diallo missed jump shot 1:01
+ 2 Dwight Powell made driving layup, assist by Jalen Brunson 1:14
+ 2 Abdel Nader made driving layup, assist by Hamidou Diallo 1:30
  Bad pass turnover on Dennis Smith Jr., stolen by Jerami Grant 1:38
+ 2 Dennis Schroder made floating jump shot, assist by Paul George 1:52
  Wesley Matthews missed 3-pt. jump shot 2:04
Team Stats
Points 96 111
Field Goals 38-97 (39.2%) 43-77 (55.8%)
3-Pointers 9-34 (26.5%) 14-29 (48.3%)
Free Throws 11-18 (61.1%) 11-17 (64.7%)
Total Rebounds 58 48
Offensive 26 4
Defensive 27 34
Team 5 10
Assists 17 31
Steals 9 9
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 16 16
Fouls 19 24
Technicals 3 0
20 PTS, 13 REB, 6 AST
22 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST
1234T
away team logo Thunder 7-5 2223252696
home team logo Mavericks 4-8 23342529111
Team Stats
away team logo Thunder 7-5 110.9 PPG 47.1 RPG 21.3 APG
home team logo Mavericks 4-8 110.8 PPG 44.8 RPG 22.9 APG
Key Players
P. George SF 24.1 PPG 7.8 RPG 4.4 APG 41.6 FG%
L. Doncic SF 19.5 PPG 6.6 RPG 4.2 APG 46.7 FG%
Top Scorers
P. George SF 20 PTS 13 REB 6 AST
L. Doncic SF 22 PTS 6 REB 8 AST
39.2 FG% 55.8
26.5 3PT FG% 48.3
61.1 FT% 64.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
P. George 38 20 13 6 2 0 5 3 8/21 3/9 1/2 5 8 42 +3
S. Adams 36 20 13 2 0 0 0 3 8/11 0/0 4/8 7 6 37 -2
D. Schroder 31 19 6 3 2 0 4 0 8/21 1/4 2/3 3 3 29 -1
J. Grant 29 13 2 2 2 1 1 2 4/6 1/2 4/5 1 1 21 +3
T. Ferguson 24 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 1/7 0/5 0/0 3 1 7 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
P. George 38 20 13 6 2 0 5 3 8/21 3/9 1/2 5 8 42 +3
S. Adams 36 20 13 2 0 0 0 3 8/11 0/0 4/8 7 6 37 -2
D. Schroder 31 19 6 3 2 0 4 0 8/21 1/4 2/3 3 3 29 -1
J. Grant 29 13 2 2 2 1 1 2 4/6 1/2 4/5 1 1 21 +3
T. Ferguson 24 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 1/7 0/5 0/0 3 1 7 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Felton 16 7 2 3 0 0 0 2 3/12 1/6 0/0 1 1 15 -14
A. Abrines 26 6 2 0 0 0 1 2 2/6 2/4 0/0 0 2 7 -9
P. Patterson 15 5 3 0 0 0 1 1 2/6 1/4 0/0 1 2 7 -17
A. Nader 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -2
N. Noel 11 2 6 0 1 1 3 4 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 3 7 -13
T. Luwawu-Cabarrot 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -2
H. Diallo 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0/3 0/0 0/0 2 0 4 -13
R. Westbrook - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Roberson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Burton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 96 53 17 9 2 16 19 38/97 9/34 11/18 26 27 178 -75
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Doncic 31 22 6 8 1 0 4 4 9/15 1/4 3/4 0 6 41 +16
H. Barnes 17 11 1 0 0 0 2 4 4/6 1/3 2/3 0 1 10 -2
D. Smith Jr. 26 10 3 5 2 1 3 1 4/8 2/3 0/0 0 3 23 -2
W. Matthews 31 9 0 4 1 0 2 1 3/7 3/4 0/2 0 0 16 +6
D. Jordan 27 6 9 1 0 1 1 1 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 8 17 -2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Doncic 31 22 6 8 1 0 4 4 9/15 1/4 3/4 0 6 41 +16
H. Barnes 17 11 1 0 0 0 2 4 4/6 1/3 2/3 0 1 10 -2
D. Smith Jr. 26 10 3 5 2 1 3 1 4/8 2/3 0/0 0 3 23 -2
W. Matthews 31 9 0 4 1 0 2 1 3/7 3/4 0/2 0 0 16 +6
D. Jordan 27 6 9 1 0 1 1 1 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 8 17 -2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Barea 21 21 3 5 1 0 2 2 8/14 3/4 2/3 0 3 33 +17
D. Finney-Smith 25 11 6 1 1 0 0 3 4/7 2/2 1/2 1 5 20 +5
M. Kleber 26 8 4 3 0 3 0 4 3/7 2/6 0/0 2 2 21 +20
D. Powell 20 7 3 0 1 0 1 2 3/5 0/2 1/1 0 3 10 +17
D. Harris 11 6 3 3 1 0 0 1 3/4 0/1 0/0 0 3 16 -2
J. Brunson 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 +2
D. Nowitzki - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mejri - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Spalding - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Macon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Antetokounmpo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Broekhoff - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 111 38 31 9 5 16 24 43/77 14/29 11/17 4 34 209 +75