Caron Butler scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki had 17 and the Dallas Mavericks became the latest team to topple the reconstructed Orlando Magic in a 105-99 victory Tuesday night.
Tyson Chandler added 16 points to help the Mavericks pull away
in the fourth quarter for their 16th win in 17 games. A night after
winning at Miami, they shot 50 percent from the floor, including 46
percent from 3-point range.
The Magic again looked like a team that hasn't had time to hold
a practice since newcomers Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson and
Hedo Turkoglu were acquired on Saturday. They've lost the first two
games since the pair of blockbuster trades and dropped eight of
their last nine games.