Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 11/3/12
DALLAS (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 30 points and the Dallas Mavericks remained unbeaten against the Charlotte Bobcats with a 126-99 victory on Saturday night. Mayo made a career-high seven 3-pointers, including one that put the Mavericks ahead for good late in the second quarter and another that capped a 24-8 run that made it 76-61 in the third. Dallas improved to 16-0 all-time against Charlotte. Chris Kaman made his Mavericks debut as a reserve, but the spark off the bench came from Vince Carter. The 14-year veteran got the crowd going with a powerful dunk and did it again later with a spectacular blocked shot. Ramon Sessions led Charlotte with 22 points. Coach Rick Carlisle earned his 200th victory with Dallas. He's the third Mavericks coach to reach the mark behind Don Nelson (339) and Dick Motta (329). Dallas, the only NBA team that hasn't lost to Charlotte, trailed 53-52 when Mayo hit a left-wing 3-pointer to start a 9-0 run over the final 1:01 of the first half. Darren Collison started the second half with another 3-pointer, and Mayo connected again to finish the 24-8 run with 7:47 left in the third. Mayo was 7 of 10 from long range. Kaman got off to a slow start after missing two weeks with a strained right calf, but he was a different player in the second half. He made all five of his shots in the third quarter, including an alley-oop dunk on one of Collison's 10 assists, and finished with 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting. Former Charlotte coach Larry Brown, now at SMU after he was fired by the Bobcats two years ago, watched courtside as the Bobcats fell behind 31-19 after the first quarter before going on a 17-4 run for a 36-35 lead. Sessions had eight points during the spurt, including the go-ahead bucket. Carlisle wasted no time going to Kaman, calling on him less than two minutes into the game. Carter's entrance about five minutes later had a much bigger impact. He got the crowd going with a powerful dunk and hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the first quarter for a 31-19 lead. Carter got the crowd off its feet again in the second quarter by chasing down Kemba Walker and blocking his breakaway layup attempt out of bounds. Carter did his share offensively, too, finishing with 18 points and hitting 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Walker had 10 points and was held to 10 shots a night after scoring a career-high 30 to lead the Bobcats past Indiana in their opener. NOTES: Mavericks G Rodrigue Beaubois was inactive after twisting his left ankle in practice Friday. . Shawn Marion had two blocks on former Dallas teammate Brendan Haywood in the first quarter. The Mavericks used the amnesty clause to dump Haywood in the offseason. . Bobcats G Gerald Henderson left in the third quarter with a left foot sprain and didn't return. . Mavericks TV announcer Mark Followill is out indefinitely after getting injured in a bike accident Saturday in Dallas. He's been with the Mavericks for 12 seasons.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Teddy Bridgewater will be ready to go for Week 7

Report: Sixers believe Embiid ‘on course’ to return for season

Darren Sproles suffered torn ACL, broken arm on same play

Trump praises NASCAR owners for stance on anthem protests

Top takeaways from Sunday’s Week 3 NFL action

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Odell Beckham pretends to pee like a dog after scoring TD

Jerry Jones explains why he opposes national anthem protests

Bears cornerback pulls a Leon Lett after blocked field goal

Jadeveon Clowney does the Gronk spike after defensive touchdown

LeGarrette Blount tramples Giants defenders on first-down run

WATCH: Whitney Mercilus sacks Tom Brady, Jadeveon Clowney recovers for TD

Getaway Day: Closing time on 2017 regular season

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Getaway Day: Closing time on 2017 regular season

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker