Det 27 21 11 18 77
Dal 24 18 25 25 92
Date of game: 12/1/2012

Recap: Dallas vs. Detroit

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - O.J. Mayo poured in 27 points and Elton Brand had 17 and 12 rebounds to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 92-77 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.

Vince Carter added 12 points and five assists and Chris Kaman had 10 points and nine boards for the Mavericks, who put the brakes on a three-game skid.

"There's just a real sense of urgency, we needed to get off the snide. We have lost a few games that we thought we could have won," Brand said. "Coach is giving me the opportunity to play and if I'm out there I always think I can help the team."

Derek Fisher, who signed with Dallas on Thursday, made his debut with the Mavs. The 16-year veteran had two points and three assists in just under 25 minutes of play.

"Derek Fisher solidifies the unit, he keeps us tight, and he's a proven veteran," Brand said. "There's not a shot he hasn't seen, not a defense he hasn't seen. He's very heady and very smart out there."

Brandon Knight scored 20 points and Tayshaun Prince had 12 points and five rebounds for the Pistons, who have dropped two in a row.

Jason Maxiell had 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Greg Monroe dropped in eight points to go along with a game-high 15 boards in the setback.

Detroit led 27-24 after the first quarter and took a 48-42 lead into the break.

Dallas, however, outscored the Pistons 25-11 in the third to take a 67-59 lead into the final period. Mayo scored 16 points in the frame after going 4-for-5 from 3-point range. The Mavs held the Pistons to 20 percent shooting in the stanza.

Dallas took control in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Pistons 25-18 over the final 12 minutes to lock up the win.

"We didn't get stops and they started hitting a lot of open jumpers. They became very confident and very tough to defend," Knight said.

Game Notes

Brand had a season-high three blocks ... Dallas was 11-for-25 from 3-point range ... There were seven ties and 14 lead changes.

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