DALLAS -- Quick point guards give the Dallas Mavericks fits.
Case in point: Houston's Aaron Brooks.
Brooks, a lightning bug listed at 6-0, 161 pounds, blew up for 14 points to lead the Rockets to a 37-28 lead. Brooks was 5-of-6 from the floor, converting three drives and knocking down a pair of 3-pointers. His lone miss was a heave from halfcourt at the buzzer.
The Mavericks didn't exactly shut down the rest of the Rockets, either. Houston is shooting 63.6 percent from the floor.