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Big third quarter propels Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks poured in 40 points in the third quarter and earned a 113-98 win over the New Jersey Nets Wednesday night.

Dallas covered the 8-point spread, and the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 199.5.

Jason Kidd shot 7-for-10 from the field with 23 points and 10 assists. Josh Howard netted a game-high 24 points to with 10 rebounds in a double-double for the Mavericks.

Brook Lopez led the Nets with 16 points and seven rebounds.