DALLAS It's been more than four years since O.J. Mayo has scored 30 points in back-to-back NBA games. But he's now done it in two consecutive outings for his new Dallas Mavericks team, performances that allow the birthday boy in Monday's 114-91 victory over the visiting Trailblazers to stake his claim as the franchise's Robin.
With 32 points on his 25th birthday, featuring 6-of-8 shooting from the arc, Mayo is doing his best to step up to serve as the star sidekick to pair with the injured Dirk Nowitzki. Every Batman needs a Robin. and right now, Dallas doesnt even have the Batman part available. But so far for the 3-1 Mavs, instead of struggling in Nowitzkis absence, the Dallas offense has thrived behind Mayos second-straight 30-plus-points effort.
"You can't get a loss on your birthday," said O.J., who finished 12 of 18 from the floor. "It'll kinda mess up the night."
Mayo didn't mess up. This marks the fourth time hes posted back-to-back 30-point games in his career but th...