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  • December 1, 2017 7:20 PM PST

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzkis new pick-and-roll partner put on quite a show for the old one. Gary Zimmerman Jersey . Monta Ellis had 30 points and nine assists, Nowitzki was another of seven Dallas players in double figures with 11 points and the Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-104 Tuesday night. Steve Nash, Nowitzkis buddy and old running mate, had an up-close view as Ellis did a little bit of everything, scoring on drives and pull-up jumpers while finding open teammates with nifty passing that has come as a pleasant surprise to the Mavericks. Ellis was 11 of 14 from the field, made all eight of his free throws and had just one of 12 Dallas turnovers against 34 assists. "The lane was wide open, so I just attacked, and when they came over, I passed the ball and thats what we wanted," said Ellis, who had at least 30 points and eight assists for the second time in his four games with Dallas. "Me being aggressive opened everything else up." Nash was scoreless until the second half and finished with five points. Nick Young led the Lakers with 21. "We obviously had a hard time containing Ellis," said Nash, who was Nowitzkis teammate in Dallas for the big Germans first six seasons. "He got into the guts of our defence all night, getting easy buckets, resting buckets for his teammates and just really spacing us out with his penetration." The Mavericks never trailed, led by 20 late in the first half and pushed the lead to 26 early in the second half after Ellis got them off to a quick start with a jumper and two assists, including one when Nowitzki took the pass and ducked under a defenders arm for the layup. "Monta Ellis was fantastic tonight, all aspects of the game," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "He defended, he made plays at the rim, he was under control, he hit midrange shots, he hit guys cutting to the basket." Jose Calderon had 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, including one that put Dallas ahead 90-60 with 4:33 left in the third quarter. The Mavericks were 13 of 27 from long range. The Lakers tried to make it interesting with a 19-4 run, but DeJuan Blair stopped it by blocking a layup attempt by Chris Kaman, leading to a 3-pointer by rookie Gal Mekel after Nowitzki passed out of a double team. Mekel scored again on layup off a steal from Blair, who had 10 points -- all in the first half -- and eight rebounds. Jae Crowder kept the Lakers from getting any closer by going 4 of 4 from 3-point range in the fourth quarter, and getting a breakaway dunk on assist from Ellis. He finished with a career-high 18 points. The top three scorers came off the bench for the Lakers, who were blown out for the second time in two road games without Kobe Bryant. After Young, Jordan Farmar and Jodie Meeks had 11 apiece. "You cant get blown out and then think now we need to learn to win," Lakers coach Mike DAntoni said. "No, we need to learn how to play. Were not playing right now. We dont come out with the same grit and determination." Nowitzki didnt get his first points until he faked Pau Gasol and drove for a dunk to put the Mavericks up 59-39 with 3 minutes left in the first half. When Ellis wasnt running the offence in a first half that featured 21 Dallas assists against just two turnovers, Mekel kept it rolling with Blair, the backup centre. Mekel had nine points and six assists, with four of each coming before halftime. Ellis had two free throws to start an 11-2 Dallas run late in the first quarter, featuring mostly backups. Three straight buckets came on assists from Mekel -- a 3-pointer by Vince Carter and consecutive buckets from Blair. Carter hit a 3-pointer and a layup, and Shawn Marion hit a jumper in the lane to give Dallas its first 20-point lead at 57-37 with 3:39 left in the first half. Gasol was on the only Los Angeles starter in double figures with 10 points. Kaman had all 10 of his points before halftime in his first game against the Mavericks and spending last season in Dallas. NOTES: Kaman was critical of Carlisle on Tuesday after spending just one season under him. He characterized Carlisle as among "coaches who say one thing in one ear and then behind your back theyre saying something else." Carlisle said it "didnt work out well here with Chris and I take my share of the responsibility." Kaman had a good start with Dallas but barely played late in the season and skipped his exit interview because he figured he wasnt coming back. ... Ellis had three steals Saturday against Memphis to give him 900 for his career. Devontae Booker Jersey . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. Chris Harris Jr Jersey . -- Novak Djokovic benefited from an erroneous call and claimed he didnt realize he had broken the rules.(SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of clubs riding three-game winning streaks will try to stay hot tonight when the Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the Calgary Flames to Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay has not only won three in a row, but also has come out on top in five of its last six games. The Bolts hope to keep up their winning ways tonight when they shoot for their fourth win in the last five meetings versus the Flames. Tampa has claimed five of seven, seven of 10 and nine of the past 13 matchups in this series, though the Flames did halt a two-game road skid in this series when they recorded a 4-1 triumph on April 3 of last season. Tampas last two victories have come via 4-3 regulation victories and the club is 3-0 on a four-game homestand that ends tonight. The Lightning began the residency with a 7-3 rout of Arizona before edging both Philadelphia and Washington. The Lightning were tied 3-3 with the Capitals after 40 minutes on Saturday, but Jason Garrison provided the winning marker by scoring early in the third period. Garrisons go-ahead score came after Steven Stamkos won a faceoff in the offensive zone. The defenseman sent a slap shot past Braden Holtby at the 2:27 mark of the third period. Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also lit the lamp for the Lightning. Callahan returned to the lineup after missing five games with a lower-body injury. Ben Bishop stopped 35-of-38 shots in the victory, and Lightning head coach Jon Cooper credited his goaltender with bailing out his club during a lackluster defensive effort. We were pretty loose on defense tonight, probably as loose as weve been all season, Cooper said. We needed some big saves and we did the most with our chances on offense. Tampa, which begins a three-game road trip Saturday in Columbus, is 5-1-1 as the home team this season. The Flaames, meanwhile, are 2-0 so far on a five-game road trip and the club is on its first four-game winning streak since taking four straight from April 3-9 of last season. Cody Latimer Jersey. Like Tampa, Calgarys most recent victory came over Washington, as the Flames notched a 4-3 overtime victory in D.C. Sean Monahans goal 4:17 into the extra session gave Calgary the two-point decision. Monahan ended a back-and-forth game by beating Holtby from the low left side off a pass from Josh Jooris that was tipped by a Washington player. The Flames trailed 3-2 heading into the third period, but Markus Granlund evened the contest with 5:10 remaining in regulation. Granlunds goal went off an opponents skate to tie the score and eventually send the game to OT Lance Bouma and Mark Giordano also scored for Calgary. Jonas Hiller, who also let in an own-goal during the game, had 31 saves -- none better than a pad stop on Tom Wilson in the final seconds of regulation. It was one of the weirdest games that Ive seen, said Flames coach Bob Hartley. But thats the beauty of our sport. Hiller improved to 6-0-1 in his last seven outings and Calgary moved to 5-1-2 in its last eight. He expects to start again tonight and is 4-3-0 with a 2.51 goals against average in his career versus the Lightning. Bishop will likely face Hiller despite owning a 1-3-0 record in his career versus the Flames. 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