DALLAS -- Chris Kaman hasn't had a lot of fun lately languishing on the bench during crunch time.
It's not a place the Dallas Mavericks center like to be when the game's on the line. And it's probably not a spot the 7-footer thought he would be when the Mavs signed him to a one-year, $8 million contract this past July.
"It's the most important time of the game -- it's crunch time,'' Kaman said. "And I was glad I was out there to finish plays and get a win.''
Kaman tallied eight of his 20 points during a 4:50 span late in the fourth quarter Tuesday that helped the Mavs edge the Philadelphia 76ers, 107-100, at American Airliens Center. Dallas (12-13) was able to snap a three-game losing skid headed into Thursday's home game against the world champion Miami Heat.
"It feels good to come out and play well,'' Kaman said. "And it's important for us to get that win going into the next game.''
-- Dwain Price
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