Kaman 23 points as Mavs beat Wizards 107-101

Kaman 23 points as Mavs beat Wizards 107-101
November 14, 2012, 11:06 pm
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Dallas Mavericks' Chris Kaman (35) looks for an opening to the basket against Washington Wizards' Kevin Seraphin (13), of France, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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DALLAS (AP) Chris Kaman scored 23 points and had eight rebounds in only his second start for the Dallas Mavericks, who held on for a 107-101 victory over the winless Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

O.J. Mayo had 25 points as the Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak since Kaman's only other start.

Washington (0-7) had trailed by as many as 22 points before a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter. Cartier Martin capped that spurt with consecutive 3-pointers, swishing the second from the wing right in front of the Mavs bench and coach Rick Carlisle to get within 88-85. Kaman had a short hook on the Mavs next possession.

Martin made another 3 in the closing seconds, but Kaman had another strong inside move and made the free throw.