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2009, February 24, American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX:
The first real test for the new look Mavericks came as the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers arrive in Dallas for their fourth meeting of the season. The Mavericks were embarrassed in Los Angeles as they were blown out by 40 points at the Staples Center so they were hoping to be able to make up for that tonight. One of their newest weapons was not available in this game due to a reaction to some medication before the game. Caron Butler was given medication earlier and it actually made him ill and keeping him out of what would have been his biggest test with his new team.
The Mavericks held on as Kobe made his run as usual in the fourth and won 101-96. For more details check out Hoopsworld.com.
Kobe finished with 20 points and 5 rebounds.
Jason Kidd #2
Kidd finished with 14 points, 13 Assists and 7 rebounds
Shawn Marion #0
Ron Artest #37
Lamar Odom #7
Pau Gasol #16
Rodrigue Beaubois #3
Roddy swats away a shot after Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar #1 took off on a fast break
Jay-Z and Beyonce in their court side seats
Los Angeles Lakers Coach – Phil Jackson