The 2-2 Los Angeles Lakers began the first of their three game road trip Tuesday night, visiting the 2-1 Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks got off to a quick start and never let up, jumping out to a quick double-digit lead, with the Lakers offering little resistance. The Mavericks played free and in rhythm, and the Lakers gave them whatever they wanted throughout the game, with no sense of purpose, and often looking completely lost on both ends of the court.
Nick Young led the Lakers off the bench with a team-high 21 points on 8-12 shooting. Steve Nash was able to put in 20 minutes, but again struggled from the field, shooting 2-8, finishing with only 5 points and 4 assists.
The Mavericks’ Monte Ellis led all scorers with a game-high 30 points, going an impressive 11-14 from the field, and 9 assists. Ellis seemed to be having a field day out there tonight, scorching the Laker’s defense at will.
The Mavericks as a team shot 52% from the field, compared to the Lakers’ 44%, and out-rebounded the Lakers 50-35.
The Lakers fell to 2-3 with the loss, and next travel to Houston on Thursday for game 2 of this 3 game road trip.
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