Mavs get off to magnificent start

DALLAS -- Maybe fans are an overrated aspect of home-court advantage.

With the Metroplex focused on the World Series and thousands of empty seats at the AAC, the Mavs opened their season with a 16-0 run.

The Mavs forced Charlotte to miss their first six shots from the floor and commit three turnovers before the Bobcats finally got on the board after more than five minutes.

Tyson Chandler, who has been a dominant presence on defense and the boards, is the only Dallas starter who hasn't already scored.