Lawson, Nuggets cruise by defenseless Mavs 115-93

Ty Lawson scored 20 of his 27 points in the first
half and the Denver Nuggets faced little resistance on their way to
a 115-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
The reigning champions were drubbed for a second straight game,
routinely giving up easy baskets in both. They allowed Denver to
score 20 unanswered points in the second quarter and were down by
33 late in the third.
Denver, playing its opener, scored on 19 of 25 second-quarter
possessions. The Nuggets made only 12 baskets in the second half,
yet still cruised to victory.
Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 20 points, and didn't play in the
fourth quarter - for the second straight game, yet another
indication of how badly things are going for the Mavs.