Bench helps Mavs hold off pesky Cavaliers 96-86

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DALLAS -- Rodrigue Beaubois scored 18 points off the bench and keyed a fourth-quarter run to lead the Dallas Mavericks past the Cleveland Cavaliers, 96-86 on Friday night.

Beaubois had seven points and two assists in a 17-4 run that gave Dallas the lead for good to start the fourth.

Reserves Darren Collison and Brandan Wright each scored 13 to pace a Mavericks bench that outscored the Cavaliers' 60-19.

Cleveland's Dion Waiters had 21 points and Shaun Livingston chipped with 13. The Cavaliers, who were playing their second game without All-Star Kyrie Irving, shot 37 percent and turned the ball over six times in the fourth quarter.

MAVERICKS 96, CAVALIERS 86

CLEVELAND (86) -- Gee 4-11 2-2 11, Thompson 6-8 0-1 12, Zeller 4-12 2-3 10, Livingston 5-11 3-4 13, Waiters 9-19 2-5 21, Gibson 0-1 0-0 0, Walton 3-6 0-0 9, Speights 1-4 0-0 2, Miles 2-6 2-3 8. Totals 34-78 11-18 86.

DALLAS (96) -- Crowder 1-6 0-0 2, Nowitzki 6-17 0-0 13, Kaman 2-4 0-0 4, M.James 3-7 0-0 7, Mayo 5-10 0-2 10, Collison 5-9 2-2 13, B.Wright 6-8 1-2 13, Brand 3-4 1-1 7, Carter 3-6 0-0 7, Beaubois 6-10 3-4 18, B.James 0-0 0-0 0, C.Wright 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 41-82 7-11 96.

Cleveland 24 22 22 18 -- 86

Dallas 16 22 29 29 -- 96

3-Point Goals--Cleveland 7-16 (Walton 3-4, Miles 2-5, Waiters 1-3, Gee 1-3, Gibson 0-1), Dallas 7-21 (Beaubois 3-5, Collison 1-2, Carter 1-3, Nowitzki 1-3, M.James 1-5, Mayo 0-1, Crowder 0-2). Fouled Out--None. Rebounds--Cleveland 45 (Zeller 10), Dallas 51 (Crowder 14). Assists--Cleveland 18 (Livingston 6), Dallas 25 (Collison, Beaubois 5). Total Fouls--Cleveland 12, Dallas 19. A--20,482 (19,200).

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