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Dallas vs New Orleans Wrap - New Orleans Wins 97-92

Chris Kaman scored 20 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading New Orleans over Dallas, 97-92, on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

New Orleans won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 176.5.

New Orleans got 19 points from Xavier Henry and another 15 points from Jarrett Jack. Greivis Vasquez contributed 7 assists, while Chris Kaman cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.

Dallas got 25 points from Rodrigue Beaubois in a losing cause and another 19 points from Dirk Nowitzki. Jason Kidd contributed 6 assists for the Mavericks, while Dirk Nowitzki had 9 rebounds.

New Orleans led at halftime, 52-46.

The rebound battle favored New Orleans as they grabbed 50 boards, while Dallas only had 34.

Next game, New Orleans takes its act home to face Indiana looking for another win. For Dallas, they head home to face Utah.