DALLAS – – Jarrett Allen and Lauri Markkanen notched season highs with 28 and 24 points respectively, and the Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the Dallas Mavericks for a 114-96 win on Monday night – their most lopsided win of the season. Maxi Kleber matched a season high with 13 points off the bench for the Mavericks, who have lost five of their last six games. In their four games against the Mavericks during the past two seasons, they were 0-4 and lost by an average of 24.75 points. “The young guys that have been here and been through those struggles have matured. We’ve added some key pieces to make us a different basketball team. Our mentality is different.”
Markkanen, acquired from Chicago last August, failed to reach 20 points in his first seven games with the Cavaliers.