After 3: Mavs 74, Jazz 55

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki has 30 points and Lamar Odom had the best quarter of his return with five points, two assists, four rebounds and a blocked shot as his unit extended a 59-50 lead to 19.

Odom took away a rebound from Paul Millsap and might have had a few words for him to boot. He splashed a wide-open 3-pointer from the corner and converted a driving finger roll. He created a bucket for Shawn Marion with a nice flip pass down low for a lay-up.

The 31-19 is quarter is exactly what Dallas needed as it looks to end this season-long four-game losing streak.

Dallas is shooting 48 percent and holding Utah to below 40.