DALLAS — O.J. Mayo scored 32 points, his second consecutive 30-point game at home, and the Dallas Mavericks used a fourth-quarter surge for a 114-91 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Mayo, one of a trio of Mavericks newcomers who scored in double figures, made six 3-pointers on his 25th birthday and capped his night with a running dunk with 1:18 to play. He scored 30 in the home opener two nights earlier.
Chris Kaman had 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting while Darren Collison had 14 points and 13 assists with only one turnover for the Mavericks. It was Collison’s second consecutive double-double.
The Trail Blazers are coached by Terry Stotts, a Mavericks assistant the past four seasons under Rick Carlisle.
LaMarcus Aldridge, a Dallas native, and Wesley Matthews had 20 points each for Portland. Nicholas Batum had 14 points, while J.J. Hickson had 11 rebounds.
Dallas led 85-83 with 10:17 to play before ending the game with a 29-8 run, even using plenty of its bench players. Kaman, who was 8-of-9 shooting in his Dallas debut, started that run by making his sixth consecutive shot.
The Mavericks shot 62 percent (48 of 78) from the field, and have shot better than 60 percent in both home games.
After Sasha Pavlovic beat the shot clock buzzer with a 3-pointer to get Portland within 74-73 late in the third quarter, Collison passed to Vince Carter for a 3-pointer. Mayo added another 3 before the end of the third to stretch the lead to 83-77
Portland rookie point guard Damian Lillard had matched Geoff Petrie as the only players in Blazers history to score 20 or more points in their first three games. And he had joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with at least 20 points and seven assists in their first three career games.
But he couldn’t make it four in a row. Lillard finished with 13 points and five assists.