In the team's first matchback following the extended All-Star break

 the Dallas Mavericks defeated the San Antonio Spurs by

a score of 142-116 on Thursday night in Dallas. With 28 points, seven rebounds

and 10 assists, Dallas' Luka Doncic took

the lead. With 23 points, Malaki Branham led the Spurs.

The Spurs have dropped their previous 14 games into tonight's contest.

The Mavericks needed to win against a weaker opponent