Mayo scores 32 for Mavs in 114-91 win over Blazers

Associated Press Modified: November 5, 2012 at 11:47 pm •  Published: November 5, 2012

Lillard had matched Geoff Petrie as the only players in Blazers history to score 20 or more points in his first three games. He had joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with at least 20 points and seven assists in his first three career games.

Mayo hit 3-pointers from the right wing and then the left wing in the third quarter. He hit another from long range to put Dallas up 70-67 with 5½ minutes left in the period, breaking the only tie of the second half.

After Sasha Pavlovic beat the shot-clock buzzer with a 3-pointer to get Portland within 75-73, Collison passed to Vince Carter for a 3-pointer. Mayo added another 3 before the end of the third to stretch the lead to 83-77.

Mayo scored seven points in the first 5 minutes of the game and had 12 of the Mavericks' first 22 as they built an early 10-point lead.

"He's one of the hardest workers on this team. He's constantly shooting every day," Collison said. "That 3-point shot is like a mid-range shot to him. ... If he continues to shoot like that, we're all going to have a very good season."

Portland got even at 43 on two free throws by Lillard before Aldridge's three-point play gave the Trail Blazers their first lead, 46-45, with 4:16 left in the first half.

But Lillard shot only 2 of 13, including 1 of 8 on 3-pointers.

"It was a tough night. I got some good looks, didn't make shots," Lillard said. "That's pretty much it. I tried to stick with it. I got some early fouls and that took the rhythm out of it for me."

Notes: Mavericks F Shawn Marion left in the third quarter with a strained knee. It didn't appear that the injury was serious. ... There was a moment of silence before the game in memory of ESPN radio announcer Jim Durham, who died last weekend at his home in Texas. Durham was the Mavericks' television play-by-play man from 1993-2001. ... Another former Mavericks assistant coach brings his team to the American Airlines Center on Wednesday night. Dwane Casey is in his second season as Toronto's head coach.