Rūjie did not help the team due to a knee injury.
The leader of the Dallas team was not played by the leader Luka Dončičs, who was injured in an ankle injury.
The top scorer in the Mavericks was Jane Branson, who scored 28 points. 26 more were added by Spencer Dinvidijs.
Meanwhile, Alperen Shengun, the most productive player in favor of the Rockets, had only 14 points.
The Mavericks are fifth in the NBA Western Conference with 45 wins in 73 games. The Utah Jazz is in the same balance of wins and losses.
The top six teams in each division will immediately qualify for the NBA playoffs. The seventh to tenth place winners will play play-in matches to find out two more teams to join the conference’s best play-offs.
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