With Dirk Nowitzki watching from the bench in street clothes, the Dallas Mavericks blew another big lead against the Toronto Raptors.
Jose Calderon led Dallas with 23 points, including 11 in the fourth, but the Mavericks missed three times in one trip in the final minute of the game.
O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman each scored 22 points as the short-handed Dallas Mavericks won their third straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 109-104 Wednesday night.
The Dallas Mavericks expect offense from top scorer Dirk Nowitzki. He contributed 18 points to lead the reigning NBA champion Mavericks to their first victory of the season, 99-86 over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
The Raptors introduced the Dallas assistant at a news conference Tuesday, nine days after he helped the Mavericks win the NBA title.
Casey succeeds Jay Triano, who was shuffled into the role of a consultant after the season.
Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Mavericks won their sixth straight game, beating the Raptors 114-96.
The Dallas Mavericks sent center Alexis Ajinca back to the team’s hotel on Thursday as a possible prelude to a trade that would would enable them to sign veteran forward Peja Stojakovic.
Rookie Ed Davis scored a career-high 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, Linas Kleiza and DeMar DeRozan added 16 points apiece, and the short-handed Toronto Raptors pulled off an 84-76 upset of the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.