Dallas Mavericks

Short-handed Mavericks hand it to host Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, shoots as Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes defends during the first half of Tuesday’s NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, shoots as Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes defends during the first half of Tuesday’s NBA basketball game in 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.

J.J. 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.

After getting their first win of the season Sunday against Milwaukee, the Mavs surprisingly won again without injured Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams. Nowitzki missed his second straight game with a sore Achilles tendon, while Williams missed his second straight game with a strained calf muscle.

Barnes hit 11 of 18 shots while carrying the Mavs, who used only eight players. Dallas has beaten the Lakers six straight times at Staples Center.

Young scored 13 points in the first 3:15, staking the Lakers to an early lead. Dallas scored the final 11 points of the half to move ahead 58-54.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Coach Rick Carlisle shared a quick pregame moment with Lakers F Metta World Peace, who played for Carlisle in Indiana a decade ago. Carlisle, who still calls him Ron, said World Peace has reached out to him to ask about coaching. … Mavs rookie Dorian Finney-Smith had five points in his first NBA start.

Lakers: Luke Walton coached Barnes and Curry as an assistant with Golden State.

SHORT LIVED

The Lakers (4-4) had moved above .500 for just the second time since Dec. 6, 2013, with a victory over Phoenix on Sunday. Los Angeles also hadn’t won three straight games since the 2012-13 season, but couldn’t make it four.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: At Golden State on Wednesday.

Lakers: At Sacramento on Thursday.

MAVERICKS 109, LAKERS 97

Dallas

25

33

25

26

109

Los Angeles

27

27

23

20

97

Dallas

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

F

Pt

Barnes

39:31

11-18

8-9

2

3

31

Finney-Smith

19:40

2-2

0-0

3

1

5

Bogut

29:26

1-5

0-0

8

1

2

Barea

34:18

7-15

2-2

7

1

18

Matthews

38:09

4-10

0-0

4

2

9

Curry

31:21

9-15

1-2

4

2

23

Powell

26:46

5-9

0-0

4

0

10

Anderson

20:50

4-8

2-2

5

2

11

Totals

240

43-82

13-15

37

12

109

Percentages: FG .524, FT .867. 3-Point Goals: 10-23, .435 (Curry 4-7, Barea 2-6, Anderson 1-1, Finney-Smith 1-1, Barnes 1-3, Matthews 1-4, Bogut 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 11 (15 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Bogut 2, Anderson, Powell). Turnovers: 11 (Barea 4, Bogut 3, Barnes, Curry, Matthews, Powell). Steals: 11 (Powell 5, Curry 3, Matthews 2, Anderson).

Los Angeles

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

F

Pt

Deng

30:17

1-5

0-0

5

2

2

Randle

31:04

6-12

3-4

10

4

15

Young

29:13

7-12

3-3

2

3

20

Mozgov

20:27

2-4

0-0

2

0

4

Russell

25:45

5-9

0-1

5

4

12

Clarkson

27:52

9-12

2-2

0

0

22

Ingram

26:11

2-5

0-0

4

1

5

L.Williams

22:45

5-15

3-4

4

2

15

Black

15:26

1-2

0-0

3

1

2

Calderon

5:52

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

World Peace

2:46

0-2

0-0

1

1

0

Robinson

2:22

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

Totals

240

38-78

11-14

37

19

97

Percentages: FG .487, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 10-26, .385 (Young 3-6, Clarkson 2-3, Russell 2-4, L.Williams 2-8, Ingram 1-2, World Peace 0-1, Deng 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 16 (20 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Ingram). Turnovers: 16 (Randle 6, Clarkson 3, Russell 3, Calderon 2, Deng, Ingram). Steals: 6 (Clarkson 3, Ingram, L.Williams, Randle).

Att.—18,997 (19,060). T—2:04.

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