Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/19/12
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks continued their season-long torrid shooting at home, and they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 107-100 victory over the struggling Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks shot 54.2 percent for the game (39-for-72). Dallas guard O.J. Mayo scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half, and he helped the Mavericks take control in the fourth quarter after they led by just two points entering the final period. Mayo scored the final five points of the third quarter to give the Mavs back a lead they wouldn't relinquish. He also scored consecutive baskets late in the fourth after Philadelphia cut a 12-point deficit to 96-90 with 2:49 to go on back-to-back 3-pointers by Dorell Wright. Mayo's buckets made it 100-90, and the Mavs salted it away from there, handing Philadelphia (12-13) a fourth consecutive defeat. "The opportunity presents itself, and I feel comfortable in that situation," Mayo said. "You s...
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