The Denver Nuggets are hoping to end their three-game losing streak tonight against the Dallas Mavericks, but through the first half, Denver trails the defending champs 64-53 at the Pepsi Center. Denver has been a bit out of control in the first half, finishing with nine turnovers, compared to just four for the Mavs.
Guard Rodrique Beaubois has 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting to lead Dallas off the bench. Dirk Nowitzki has 12 points and three rebounds on 5-of-9 shooting. Shawn Marion has nine points and three rebounds for Dallas, while starting guards Vince Carter and Delonte West each have seven points.
Center Nene returned from injury tonight, and has 11 points and five rebounds on 4-of-7 shooting through one half. Guard Rudy Fernandez also has 11 points off the bench on 4-of-6 shooting. Point guard Ty Lawson has 10 points and five assists for Denver at the half.
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