DALLAS (AP) -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was looking for any solution he could find to turn around his team's sputtering offense.
Then seldom-used guard Rodrigue Beaubois gave Dallas the scoring punch it needed to turn away the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Beaubois scored 18 points off the bench and keyed a fourth-quarter run to lead the Mavericks past the Cavaliers, 96-86 on Friday night.
Beaubois scored nine points and added three assists in the fourth quarter. The French guard had played just 33 minutes since Feb. 22 and totaled nine points in the team's previous five games.
"We have to make sure that everybody's ready," Beaubois said. "Even if you don't play, the next game maybe you're going to get in. So you have to be ready to contribute and to help the team win."
Dallas had a sluggish start after losing 92-91 Thursday night in San Antonio. The Mavericks hit only 7 of 21 shots in the first quarter and trailed by 11 early in the second.
Carlisle then turned to Beaubois and hi...