Dallas Mavericks: J.R. Giddens
With Mavs coach Rick Carlisle watching, Beaubois lobbed a perfect inbounds pass with 0.3 seconds left in the regulation to J.R. Giddens, who leaped to snare the pass and scored to force overtime. Beaubois then nailed a double-clutch 3-pointer from the wing and topped it off with a floating jumper for the game-winner and the team's first celebration in three tries.
Beaubois finished with 15 points and seven assists, but he had eight fouls (10 is the limit). He was just 6-of-14 from the field, but he did nail 3-of-5 from the 3-point line.
Overall, it was a somewhat shaky performance. On one sequence, Beaubois twisted his ankle, shook it off, and then drove through the lane out of control only to land face-first on the baseline. He had a team-high six turnovers in 30 minutes of action.
Giddens, a second-year pro out of New Mexico led the Mavs with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting. SMU's Mo Faye had nine points and 11 rebounds. Omar Samhan had nine points and nine rebounds, and Harvard guard Jeremy Lin put in eight points, including a pretty, left-handed lay-in as he used his body to create contact and draw the foul.
The squad gets a couple days off in the desert before resuming play Thursday night against No. 1 pick John Wall and the Washington Wizards.
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