DALLAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 19 points and the Dallas Mavericks handed the Jazz their worst loss since moving to Utah, 118-68 on Wednesday night.
While in New Orleans, the Jazz lost to Milwaukee by 56, 158-102 on March 14, 1979.
Dallas set a franchise mark for the fewest points allowed in a half at 22, giving up 13 in the third quarter and nine in the fourth. The previous record was 23 against Sacramento on Jan. 14, 2012. The 50-point margin of victory was the second-highest in team history behind a 53-point win over Philadelphia.
The Mavericks shot 58 percent, making 43 percent of their 3-point shots.
Jazz: Their 13 points in the third quarter were a short-lived season low, not even reaching the 15 they scored in the fourth quarter at Denver on Nov. 3. … Utah has played Dallas three times in the last nine games. The teams will meet only once more this season, at Utah on Feb. 23.
Mavericks: Wesley Matthews (strained left hamstring) came back after missing Monday’s game at Chicago but left Wednesday’s game early in the third quarter with a similar injury. … Before Wednesday, Dallas’ low yield for a quarter had been 18 points by the Jazz in the fourth quarter on Nov. 7.
Thunder: Stay on the road for their longest trip (five games) of the season with three more in four days, beginning at Philadelphia on Friday night.
Mavericks: Complete a two-game homestand against Golden State on Saturday night.
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