Found December 02, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
DALLAS -- O.J. Mayo fueled a massive third-quarter run that rallied the Dallas Mavericks past the cold-shooting Detroit Pistons 92-77 Saturday night at American Airlines Center. Mayo drilled 16 of his game-high 27 points in the third quarter when Dallas outscored Detroit, 25-11. The Mavs opened the fourth quarter with a 13-2 burst to lead 80-61 after the Pistons held a 48-42 lead at halftime. It was a much-needed win for Dallas, which had lost three in a row and on Friday acquired Derek Fisher to take over as the starting point guard for Darren Collison. Detroit lost its second game in as many nights and dropped its 10th road game in 11 tries. The Pistons scored just 29 points in the second half, practically getting outscored by Mayo, who poured in 24. Collison came off the bench for the second time this season and played with a sprained right middle finger. He scored just five points, but assisted on eight baskets. Fisher, 38, played in his first game since Game 6 of the NBA...
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