DALLAS — O.J. Mayo is feeling right at home with the Dallas Mavericks.
Mayo celebrated his 25th birthday with 32 points, his second consecutive 30-point home game to start the season, and the Mavericks used a fourth-quarter surge to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 114-91 on Monday night.
Chris Kaman and Darren Collison are also fitting in with the Mavericks, who are still without injured star Dirk Nowitzki.
Collison had his second consecutive double-double with 14 points, 13 assists and only one turnover. Kaman scored 16 points on eight-of-10 shooting.
“In the offseason, the Mavericks lost some good players, but we also got some good players. I think some underrated players," Kaman said. “Some guys can really score the basketball on this team and are very creating, starting with Darren and O.J."
Asked about the fast-paced Mavericks offense, which has shot at least 60 percent from the field in consecutive games for the first time in team history, Mayo described it as organized street ball.
“We have spots to fill, but we just continue moving," Mayo said. “It’s kind of hard to guard. We don’t do something constant or something you can scout. We pretty much ready the defense and work off that."
Mayo made six three-pointers and capped his night with a running dunk with 1:18 left. After shooting seven for 22 in his first two Dallas games on the road, he is 22 of 35 at home with 13 three-pointers.
The Trail Blazers, coached by Terry Stotts, a Mavericks assistant the past four seasons under Rick Carlisle, were within 85-83 with 10:17 left.
But Kaman made a 17-foot jumper. That was the sixth consecutive shot he made Monday, and it started a game-ending 29-8 run.
“Obviously, we didn’t do a good enough job defensively. I think Dallas put on a flow clinic in the second half," said Stotts, who was the Mavs’ primary offensive coach. “The ball was moving, they were setting good screens. They made their shots, got to the rim."
LaMarcus Aldridge, a Dallas native, and Wesley Matthews had 20 points each for Portland. Nicholas Batum had 14 points, while J.J. Hickson grabbed 11 rebounds.
Rookie point guard Damian Lillard had 13 points and five assists in his fourth NBA game. He had two quick fouls and missed extending some historic achievements.
Lillard had matched Geoff Petrie as the only players in Blazers history to score 20 or more points in his first three games. He had joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with at least 20 points and seven assists in his first three career games.
Also on Monday:
PHILADELPHIA — Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and JR Smith had 17 to lead New York to a win over Philadelphia. Raymond Felton scored 16 points and Tyson Chandler had 14 to lead the Knicks to their first 3-0 start since the 1999-2000 season.
MIAMI — LeBron James had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and Miami beat Phoenix. Chris Bosh finished with 18 points and Ray Allen had 15 for the Heat, who are averaging 111.8 points in their first four games. Allen became the 24th player in NBA history to eclipse the 23,000-point mark when he made a free throw with 1:01 left in the third quarter.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Zach Randolph had 16 points and 18 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 22 points and Memphis beat Utah. Mike Conley added 16 points, Rudy Gay had 15 and Quincy Pondexter 14 for Memphis, which won its second straight this season after opening up with two games in California.
SAN ANTONIO — Gary Neal scored 17 points and San Antonio set a franchise record for best start to a season with its fourth straight win. Tim Duncan added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs (4-0). DeJuan Blair added 14 points, Stephen Jackson 12 and Danny Green 10.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and Sacramento held off Golden State to avoid an 0-4 start. Cousins outworked slow-footed Andrew Bogut and every other Warriors big man to help Sacramento score 16 straight points during the third quarter and bust open a tie game.
LOS ANGELES — Rookie Dion Waiters hit seven three-pointers and scored 28 points, helping Cleveland stave off a fourth-quarter rally by the Los Angeles Clippers. Kyrie Irving added 24 points, Tyler Zeller had 15 points and Anderson Varejao had 15 points and 15 rebounds as the Cavs snapped a two-game skid.
NEW YORK — Rookie guard Alexey Shved and Chase Budinger led a furious rally from 22 points down, and Minnesota stunned Brooklyn. Shved made the go-ahead basket with 2:35 remaining and had a pair of three-pointers in the fourth quarter after going scoreless for the first three. The Timberwolves scored the final 11 points in an impressive rally on the second night of back-to-back games.