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After 1: Nuggets 32, Mavs 23

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks look a lot more in sync a day after the Miami massacre, which part of that certainly has to do with playing the Denver Nuggets and not the Miami Heat.

Still, that doesn't mean the Mavs look all that good, especially defensively, having given up a fourth 30-point quarter in five played this season.

Al Harrington buried a couple of 3-pointers in the final 32 seconds to build the nine-point lead.

The big news was the Mavs' starting lineup, which included Delonte West at shooting guard instead of Vince Carter. Coach Rick Carlisle did plenty of mixing-and-matching in the opening quarter, but Dallas shot just 40.9 percent from the floor, while the Nuggets shot 52.2 percent.

Denver guard Ty Lawson leads all scorers with 12 points. Brendan Haywood leads the Mavs with five.