F Maxi Kleber had 15 points and eight rebounds
F Harrison Barnes had 16 points and 10 boards Tuesday.
F Harrison Barnes said he knows he can be a better closer. But coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs as a whole can help Barnes become a better closer. “We love the fact that he embraces the challenge of being that guy — he really has since he’s gotten here (in the summer of 2016),” Carlisle said. “It’s an on-going thing. It’s not something that you just flip the switch and all of a sudden you’re an NBA closer. Or I should say an NBA No. 1 closer.”
F Dirk Nowitzki recorded 18 points and seven rebounds.
PG J.J. Barea scored a team-high 20 points Tuesday.