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Dallas Defeats New Orleans 83-81 - Recap

The Mavericks grabbed an 83-81 win over the Hornets on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Delonte West at New Orleans Arena.

Bettors who backed the Mavericks were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 3.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 170.5.

Lamar Odom had 16 points for Dallas and Shawn Marion chipped in with 14 points. Delonte West had 6 assists for the Mavericks, while Shawn Marion was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

The Hornets got a 19-point performance from Carl Landry, who was supported by 16 points from Emeka Okafor. Jarrett Jack had 6 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Emeka Okafor grabbed 17 rebounds.

The rebound battle favored Dallas as they grabbed 48 boards, while New Orleans only had 41.

Dallas looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Suns. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track vs San Antonio.