O.J. Mayo and the rest of the Dallas Mavericks newcomers are getting into quite a groove while waiting for Dirk Nowitzki, even though they don't always know exactly what they're going to do next.
With what Mayo best described as organized street ball, the Mavericks have shot better than 60 percent from the field in consecutive games for the first time in franchise history. And that came in the first two home games for Mayo and eight other first-year Mavericks.
''It's crazy, man,'' said Mayo, who marked his 25th birthday Monday night with his second consecutive 30-point game. ''We have spots that needed to be filled on the court. After that, it's pretty much where the ball goes - we react. It's constant movement, non-stop basketball. ... It's hard to scout stuff like that.''
After decisive victories over Charlotte and Portland, the Mavericks (3-1) play their third consecutive home game Wednesday night against Toronto.