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Mavericks beat Magic 114-99, stop 3-game slide

DALLAS (AP) Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell helped set the pace for the Dallas Mavericks in their 114-99 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.

It started with rebounding.

The 6-foot Ferrell led the team with eight boards, the 6-3 Smith had seven and the Mavericks used that spark to get offense going the other way.

''Me and Yogi run (after rebounding),'' Smith said. ''We find each other on the break pretty well, and when we can get into the paint it opens up the floor for everybody.''

Ferrell said it was a result of the rest of the team boxing out, and he just benefited by grabbing the ball.

''Those guys do the hard part. We do the easy part and get boards,'' Ferrell said. ''When we do that it gets our break started a lot quicker.''

It also led to a balanced scoring output for Dallas.

Dirk Nowitzki and Smith each scored 20 points as the Mavericks stopped a three-game slide. Wesley Matthews had 16 points for Dallas, which got its first win since Dec. 31 against Oklahoma City.

Harrison Barnes and Ferrell scored 15 apiece, while J.J. Barea had 12 assists and eight points.

''Yogi came in and really changed the game,'' Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. ''His impact on the offensive and defensive ends - his energy was great. In the first half, he was the one guy who was really battling on the boards for us, the shortest guy out there.''

Carlisle earned his 708th career win, moving past John MacLeod for 17th in NBA history. Next up is Gene Shue with 784.

Aaron Gordon scored 19 points for Orlando, which has lost five in a row. D.J. Augustin had 18 points, and Marreese Speights finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Magic have allowed at least 100 points in four of their last five games and have lost 14 of 15.

''They've just got to do better,'' coach Frank Vogel said. ''We've got to figure that out.''

The Magic led 48-43 at halftime, but Nowitzki and Smith helped the Mavericks rally with 15 points apiece in the second half.

With his team leading 66-64 and 4:04 remaining in the third quarter, Ferrell made a pull-up jumper and Barnes followed with another jump shot. The Mavs carried an 82-75 lead into the fourth.

''We didn't stick with the same energy that we had in the first half,'' Augustin said. ''We didn't come out and execute like we were supposed to, like we did in the first half, and it kind of fell apart at the end.''

The Magic pulled within four in the final period before the Mavericks closed the game with a 14-3 run over the final four minutes.

Dallas shot 51.8 percent from the floor. Orlando shot 45.6 percent and had 13 turnovers in a sloppy offensive performance.

OFF THE BENCH

Gordon didn't start after he violated team rules. Vogel didn't elaborate on what rule, but Gordon indicated it had to do with being late to a team function.

''Obviously, it hurts. I want to be on the floor as much as I can and starting,'' Gordon said. ''I understand that time management is crucial. Being punctual is part of character. Having a high character leads into winning. It's the little things that matter, so I understand why they did it.''

THE LOGO

Nowitzki went 7 for 7 from the free throw line and is tied with Jerry West for the sixth-most free throws in NBA history at 7,160. Michael Jordan ranks fifth with 7,327.

TIP-INS

Magic: F Wes Iwundu and C Kehm Birch were recalled from the G League.

Mavericks: Dallas has not lost a season series to Orlando since 1997-98. The final scheduled meeting between the teams is April 4 in Orlando.

UP NEXT

Magic: Visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

Mavericks: Visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.

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Key Players
A. Gordon
00 PF
H. Barnes
40 SF
34.8 Min. Per Game 34.8
18.7 Pts. Per Game 18.7
2.1 Ast. Per Game 2.1
6.6 Reb. Per Game 6.6
48.0 Field Goal % 45.4
47.9 Three Point % 45.3
73.7 Free Throw % 82.1
+ 2 Mario Hezonja made hook shot, assist by Wesley Iwundu 0:11
+ 2 Dennis Smith Jr. made driving layup 0:27
+ 1 Wesley Iwundu made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:49
  Wesley Iwundu missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:49
  Team rebound 0:49
  Personal foul on Dennis Smith Jr. 0:49
+ 2 Dennis Smith Jr. made driving layup 0:58
  Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes 1:14
  Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:17
  Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier 1:23
  Wesley Matthews missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:25
Team Stats
Points 99 114
Field Goals 36-79 (45.6%) 43-83 (51.8%)
3-Pointers 11-29 (37.9%) 9-26 (34.6%)
Free Throws 16-22 (72.7%) 19-22 (86.4%)
Total Rebounds 51 41
Offensive 9 5
Defensive 33 33
Team 9 3
Assists 27 27
Steals 2 6
Blocks 4 2
Turnovers 13 4
Fouls 23 22
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
20 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Magic 12-29 1929272499
home team logo Mavericks 14-28 25183932114
Team Stats
away team logo Magic 12-29 105.7 PPG 42.3 RPG 26.0 APG
home team logo Mavericks 14-28 110.5 PPG 45.4 RPG 22.8 APG
Key Players
A. Gordon PF 16.6 PPG 7.7 RPG 2.8 APG 47.7 FG%
D. Smith Jr. PG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Gordon PF 19 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
D. Smith Jr. PG 20 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
45.6 FG% 51.8
37.9 3PT FG% 34.6
72.7 FT% 86.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Hezonja 26 14 4 4 1 0 1 1 5/9 2/4 2/2 2 2 26 -23
E. Fournier 34 12 4 2 0 1 1 4 6/14 0/4 0/0 1 3 20 -24
E. Payton 23 8 2 4 1 0 3 2 3/7 2/2 0/2 1 1 16 -24
B. Biyombo 21 6 8 1 0 1 3 3 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 6 14 -24
J. Simmons 20 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 1/7 0/2 1/1 0 1 8 -28
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Hezonja 26 14 4 4 1 0 1 1 5/9 2/4 2/2 2 2 26 -23
E. Fournier 34 12 4 2 0 1 1 4 6/14 0/4 0/0 1 3 20 -24
E. Payton 23 8 2 4 1 0 3 2 3/7 2/2 0/2 1 1 16 -24
B. Biyombo 21 6 8 1 0 1 3 3 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 6 14 -24
J. Simmons 20 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 1/7 0/2 1/1 0 1 8 -28
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Gordon 32 19 8 2 0 0 1 3 6/16 1/7 6/8 2 6 30 0
D. Augustin 23 18 3 5 0 0 2 1 5/8 4/5 4/4 0 3 29 +10
M. Speights 21 13 10 2 0 2 2 4 5/8 2/5 1/2 1 9 27 +15
W. Iwundu 16 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 1/2 0/0 2/3 0 2 12 +12
A. Afflalo 16 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 6 +13
S. Mack 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -1
K. Birch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -1
N. Vucevic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Isaac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 99 42 27 2 4 13 23 36/79 11/29 16/22 9 33 188 -75
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Nowitzki 24 20 3 1 0 0 0 1 6/13 1/3 7/7 0 3 25 0
D. Smith Jr. 33 20 7 3 1 1 0 5 8/19 2/5 2/2 1 6 35 +16
W. Matthews 33 16 5 3 1 0 1 4 5/10 2/6 4/5 1 4 27 +27
H. Barnes 36 15 6 2 2 0 1 1 5/9 2/3 3/4 0 6 26 +27
M. Kleber 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 4 -5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Nowitzki 24 20 3 1 0 0 0 1 6/13 1/3 7/7 0 3 25 0
D. Smith Jr. 33 20 7 3 1 1 0 5 8/19 2/5 2/2 1 6 35 +16
W. Matthews 33 16 5 3 1 0 1 4 5/10 2/6 4/5 1 4 27 +27
H. Barnes 36 15 6 2 2 0 1 1 5/9 2/3 3/4 0 6 26 +27
M. Kleber 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 4 -5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Y. Ferrell 33 15 8 4 0 0 1 2 6/9 2/3 1/1 3 5 30 +29
J. Barea 24 8 2 12 0 0 0 1 4/8 0/2 0/0 0 2 34 -10
D. Powell 22 7 3 1 0 0 0 4 3/4 0/1 1/2 0 3 12 -5
S. Mejri 10 7 2 0 0 1 1 2 3/3 0/0 1/1 0 2 9 +11
D. Harris 13 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 0 1 8 -13
J. McRoberts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 -3
K. Collinsworth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 +1
N. Noel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Finney-Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 114 38 27 6 2 4 22 43/83 9/26 19/22 5 33 210 +75