CLEVELAND -- Chris Kaman was a big-time swatting machine Saturday night at Quickens Loan Arena.
Kaman blocked six shots and his energy level on defense spread like wildfire and was one of the primary reasons the Dallas Mavericks were able to knock off the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-95.
The Mavs blocked a season-high 14 shots while winning for just the second time on the road this season. The only other victory for the Mavs (6-5) on the road occurred when they went to Los Angeles on opening night and stunned the Lakers.
On Saturday, the Mavs, who are now 2-4 on the road, kicked into another gear on defense while limiting the Cavs to 37.5 percent shooting. Dallas held the Cavs to just 10 points over the final 5:57 as it prepares to open a three-game homestand Monday against the Golden State Warriors.
"I think the last five minutes we just picked it up and we played the game we were supposed to play,'' said Kaman, who also contributed 15 points and eight rebounds. "We need to play like that the whole game and get those stops and make those plays at the other end.
"Tonight we did that and we were victorious.''
-- Dwain Price
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