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Mavericks shoot lights out without Nowitzki

Wed., Nov. 7, 2012

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 had his second consecutive 30-point game on Monday night. “We have spots that needed to be filled on the court. After that, it’s pretty much where the ball goes — we react.”

Nowitzki, the 11-time All-Star, is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Oct. 19.

– Associated Press

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