Impact player: J.J. Barea, Dallas

The former Wolves guard started in injured Rajon Rondo’s place and delivered a 29-minute, 10-point, 8-assist performance that included the game’s final four points after his former team pulled within 96-94 with fewer than two minutes left.

 

By the Numbers

23 Dallas guard Monta Ellis’ game-high points, 14 of them in the third quarter.

5 Wolves players in double-digit scoring: Kevin Martin 19, Thad Young 15, Mo Williams 15, Andrew Wiggins 14, Ricky Rubio 10.

34-14 The Mavericks’ record all-time when Barea starts.

3-0 Dallas’ season-series sweep over the Wolves.

JERRY ZGODA