ANTONIUS Cleveland was 7 of 12 from the field and scored 22 points as the Mavericks (1-0) held off the Nets, 96-92, on Friday in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (Saturday, Manila time).
Cameron Payne had 18 points and Daryl Macon added 16 as Dallas won despite shooting 43 percent from the field.
Jarrett Allen was one of five Brooklyn starters in double figures. Allen had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Theo Pinson had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists. Josh Gray and Rodions Kurucs each had 14 points for the Nets (0-1). Nic Claxton had two points in 13 points.