Mavericks vs. Lakers: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

December 30th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Los Angeles Lakers led by as many as 11 points at one point on Thursday night, but they collapsed during a dreadful second half and fell to the Dallas Mavericks 101-89 at Staples Center. 

The Lakers dropped to 12-24 in defeat and closed December 2-14 following a 9-8 showing in November. The Mavericks, on the other hand, improved to 10-23 overall and are 7-9 in December following a 3-14 start to the season. 

Harrison Barnes helped pace the Mavericks with 17 points (6-of-17 shooting) and nine rebounds, and he's now hit double-figures in 33 straight games. According to's Earl K. Sneed, Barnes owns the Mavericks record for consecutive games with at least 10 points to start his tenure with the team. 

Wesley Matthews added 20 points (6-of-14 shooting, 4-of-9 from three) and six boards, while Devin Harris posted 14 points off the bench. 

Although it wasn't clear later, the Lakers were sharp throughout the first half. They rode balanced production and 56.8 percent shooting from the field over the opening 24 minutes to a seven-point le ...

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