LOS ANGELES (AP) Wesley Matthews scored 20 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to their 12th consecutive victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 101-89 on Thursday night.
The Mavericks outscored the Lakers 31-13 in the third quarter to take command.
Harrison Barnes had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Dwight Powell and Devin Harris each scored 14 points off the bench for Dallas.
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Julius Randle scored 18 points and Nick Young had 17 for the Lakers, who had as many turnovers (15) as assists.
The Mavs trailed 65-60 early in the second half when they went on a 21-5 run to close the third quarter and take control.
The first half was a game of scoring runs, with the Lakers finally heading into the break leading 57-50. Dallas scored the game's opening five points before the Lakers responded with a 13-0 spurt.
Los Angeles settled for a 27-26 lead at the end of the first quarter, with Young connecting on all four of his 3-point attempts. The Lakers opened the second quarter with a 10-0 run and maintained the lead into the half.
Mavericks: Guard Jose Juan Barea was out with a left leg muscle strain. . Forward Dirk Nowitzki missed the game with a fever. . Barnes continues to emerge for the Mavs, having led them in scoring in 17 of their first 31 games.
Lakers: Journeyman forward Thomas Robinson, signed as a free agent in September, continues his recent roll of valuable minutes. He scored a season-high 10 points Tuesday and in his last four games has shot 72.2 percent (13 of 18). .. Assistant coach Mark Madsen remains out following his appendectomy Tuesday.
Mavericks: Head to Oakland to meet the Golden State Warriors, owners of the NBA's best record, on Friday.
Lakers: Will host the Toronto Raptors on Sunday in the fourth of five consecutive home games. The Raptors blew out the Lakers 113-80 last month in Toronto.