Corey Maggette has 17 first-quarter points, but the Mavericks have a 31-27 lead after the opening 12 minutes.
That advantage comes courtesy of Eddie Najera, with a pair of 3-pointers, Roddy Beaubois, who has five points, and Jason Terry, who has four.
That's 15 of the Mavericks' points off the bench.
Jason Kidd already has six assists.
Mavs look like they are going to use Beaubois, Terry and Kidd together at the expense of J.J. Barea.