Mavs clamp down in third, lead Rockets
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' defensive momentum carried over from the final few minutes of the first half.
The Houston Rockets, red hot for most of the first half, suddenly look like a team without a proven go-to guy. They shot 5-of-22 from the floor in the third quarter, when the Mavs turned a four-point deficit into a nine-point lead.
Jason Kidd accepted the challenge and locked up Aaron Brooks, who had only three points in the quarter after going off for 19 in the first half. ...
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