DALLAS _ The Dallas Mavericks thumped the New Orleans Hornets, 96-81, tonight at American Airlines Center.
The Mavs are now 4-5 on the season and will start a two-game road trip Tuesday in Detroit that winds up Wednesday in Boston.
But before the Mavs head to Detroit, they'll stop in Washington, D.C., to meet President Barack Obama and visit the White House.
Ian Mahinmi and Vince Carter led the Mavs with 13 points apiece, Jason Terry and Delonte West each scored 12, Rodrigue Beaubois tallied 11 and Dirk Nowitzki added 10 on just 2-of-11 shooting.
The Hornets, who have dropped six in a row to fall to 2-6, were led by Al-Farouq Aminu's game-high 15 points.
-- Dwain Price
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