Patrick Patterson started last night for the Houston Rockets

O.J. Mayo poured in 20 points and Shawn Marion added 15 points to lead the to a 123-104 win over the Rockets at the American Airlines Center.  Rookie Jae Crowder added 20 points and Vince Carter chipped in with 15 points off the bench for the Mavericks, who were swept by the Western Conference champion in the first round of the playoffs last season.  Kevin Martin scored a game-high 23 points and donated 13 points and seven rebounds for the Rockets, who missed the playoffs for the third straight season in 2011-12.

 

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