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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Roddy B bounces back in loss

By Tim MacMahon

A day after an awful summer opener, Rodrigue Beaubois performed like a promising prospect should in an NBA JV game.

But it wasn't enough for the Mavs' summer league squad to beat the Rockets.

Roddy B lit it up for 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting in the Mavs' 87-78 loss Saturday night. He had four assists and four turnovers.

The turnover total is still too high, but that's the sort of line expected out of Beaubois in the summer league after he showed flashes of brilliance as a rookie. It's certainly better than the 3-of-16, six-turnover stinker he had in the summer league opener.

Undrafted big man Omar Samhan (17 points, 8-12 FG, six rebounds) also had an encouraging performance. He won the individual matchup with Houston's Jordan Hill, the eighth overall pick in the 2009 draft.