Defense, Haywood give Mavs kick

DALLAS -- The Mavs are on an 8-3 run to start the third quarter and lead 57-53. Dirk hit two jumpers and Brendan Haywood dropped a hook from the lane in off the glass, then came back and blocked Kobe Bryant from behind.

The Mavs have turned up the defense, but Kobe just hit to bring L.A. to within 55-53.