Monday , Dec , 12 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Devin Harris is helping Dallas win games

(Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks are an impressive 15-5 and are one
game behind the world champion San Antonio Spurs in the Southwest Division.
Second-year guard Devin Harris has been a solid contributor to the early
success that the Mavericks are enjoying.

Harris has played in all 20 of Dallas’ games, and is averaging 11.2 points and
3.8 assists in 26 minutes of action per contest. He has scored in double-
digits in 11 games and is starting to contribute on consistent basis.

The 22-year-old Harris, who has started two games this season for the Mavs, is
averaging 13.8 points and 6.4 assists in his last five outings.

Dallas goes for its sixth straight win when it welcomes the Los Angeles Lakers
on Monday to American Airlines Center. The Mavericks have won four of the last
six meetings in this series. The Lakers have won three of their last five at
Dallas, which has scored over 100 points in six of the last seven contests
against the Lakers.

The Mavericks play the second of a five-game homestand Monday. On Saturday,
All-Star Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and Harris chipped in 19 as Dallas
downed the Boston Celtics, 103-94, at American Airlines Center.

Marquis Daniels finished with 15 points in the win over the Celtics for
Dallas, while Adrian Griffin registered a double-double with 11 points and 10
rebounds. Guard Jason Terry, who missed the previous two games with a sore
hamstring, returned to action against Boston and contributed 12 points in 22
minutes of action.

Dallas, which has won two in a row at American Airlines Center, is 7-2 as the
host this season. The Mavericks will also play Phoenix, Orlando and Minnesota
on the current stand.

Nowitzki has scored at least 24 points in his last five games. He is averaging
31 points and 8.6 rebounds in that span.