Lakers lose by 34 in Dallas

Dallas, TX ( – Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points and Monta
Ellis contributed a double-double as the Dallas Mavericks dismantled the Los
Angeles Lakers, 140-106, on Friday.

Ellis netted 20 points on an efficient 7-of-10 shooting to go along with a
season-high 10 assists and help the Mavs score more than 100 points for the
sixth straight game.

Dallas, the NBA’s top-scoring team, went up against the worst defense in the
league and it showed, as the Mavs put up their highest point total of the
season on 51-of-82 (62.2 percent) shooting — including a blistering 18-of-35
(51.4 percent) clip from beyond the arc.

Chandler Parsons deposited 21 points and J.J. Barea added 16 points off the
bench for the Mavs, who have won six straight overall and four straight over

The Lakers shot a decent 44-for-85 (51.8 percent) from the floor, but they
were no match, with Jeremy Lin’s 18 points leading the way. Kobe Bryant
dropped in 17 points on 6-of-22 shooting as Los Angeles had its two-game
winning streak snapped.