Why the Mavs won: Zaza Pachulia had a monster game Friday as he finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds in the Dallas Mavericks’ 90-82 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Center. It was the fifth double-double of the season for Pachulia.
Key players: Besides Pachulia’s production, the Mavs got 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds from Dwight Powell. It was Powell’s second double-double of his career, both coming this season.
Key stat: The Mavs won despite shooting 36.6 percent from the field. That’s because their defense turned up the heat and held the Lakers to 33 percent shooting.
Records: Lakers 1-8, Mavs 5-4