The Mavericks on a 4 Game skid Lost to the Pacers last night.The Pacers seized control of the game with a 28-12 run to start the second half. Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson had 10 of his 12 points during that spurt.
Darren Collison got dominated by the point guard who took his starting job last season. George Hill had 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting and added seven assists. Collison had 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting and four assists.
With Collison struggling, the Dallas offense went dead in the second half. The Mavs scored only 34 points on 14-of-45 shooting after halftime. Shawn Marion had just two points in his return to the lineup.
The Mavs fell to .500 with their fourth loss in the last five games. Dallas has had an especially difficult time on the road. They have a four-game road losing streak since beating the Los Angeles Lakers in the season opener. They’ll get a shot to end that skid Saturday night in Cleveland. They started preparing for that game with 4:27 remaining, when coach Rick Carlisle pulled all his starters.