L.A. entered the game 0-4 on the road, but the Lakers outscored the Dirk Nowitzki-less Mavericks by 13 points in the first quarter and 14 in the second to enter halftime with a 65-38 advantage. Dallas was unable to mount much resistance in the second half, and Los Angeles rolled to its seventh victory of the season. Each team exited the contest with an even record of 7-7.
L.A. spread the scoring around to defeat Dallas. Metta World Peace and Kobe Bryant led the way, scoring 19 points apiece. Antawn Jamison also contributed 19 points while adding 15 rebounds. Dwight Howard (15), Pau Gasol (13) and Jodie Meeks (11) also reached double-figures for the Lakers.