Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/6/12
DALLAS - O.J. Mayo continues to demonstrate why he should be a starter in the NBA. After spending most of the past two seasons coming off the bench for Memphis, Mayo had his second straight game of 30 points or more on Monday as a member of Dallas' starting lineup. After scoring 30 in Saturday's win over Charlotte, he poured in 32 on Monday and the Mavericks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 114-91 at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks improved to 3-1 with their second consecutive win at home, while Portland dropped to 2-2. Mayo's two 30-point games represented his highest scoring games in three years, and the fifth-year guard has drilled 13 of 18 three-pointers in the last two games. "I like how he's playing under control," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "And he's making other guys better." Mayo's comfort level with his new teammates is on the rise. "We've been here since the end of July," he said. "Hopefully, it can com...
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