Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden dominated the first half despite attempting only five field goals: 13 points, 10 assists, 4 rebounds. Rockets lead Mavs, 60-49.

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The news about Jarrett Stidham committing to Auburn recalls the fact that each of the top three quarterbacks in the class of 2015 has transferred. No. 1 Kyler Murray moved from Texas A&M to Oklahoma, No. 2 Blake Barnett left Alabama for Arizona State, and Stidham left Baylor before the 2016 season.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Auburn landed the most impactful and arguably the most coveted recruit in the entire 2017 recruiting class Saturday when quarterback Jarrett Stidham committed. Stidham, a Baylor transfer and the top-ranked player in the RecruitingNation junior college 50 list, picked the Tigers over Florida and Texas A&M. From a recruiting standpoint, Stidham's pledge will give Auburn a huge shot in the arm, especially with offensive playmakers. A rival SEC coach said "elite receivers will look Auburn's way because of Stidham's commitment."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on James Harden: "He's basically become the quintessential big point guard. He presents a lot of challenges."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a ton of recruiting news about No. 1 guard Trevon Duval. He's still down to five schools (Duke, Kansas, Arizona, Seton Hall, Baylor), plans to take all his visits in 2017. As far as the overseas option, Duval said "definitely college."

Brayden Schenn scores hat trick against Stars (0:36)
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Barnes, Matthews lead Mavs to win

Wesley Matthews scored a game-high 26 points in Dallas' 111-103 win on Friday. Harrison Barnes chipped in 25 points. The duo became the first pair of Mavericks teammates to score 25 points in a game this season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have ruled wide receiver Lucky Whitehead out of Sunday's game against the New York Giants for violating team rules. He is not on the team flight to New Jersey.

Matthews, Barnes lead the way in Mavs' win (1:01)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 111, Pacers 103 (final). Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes combined for 51 points as Dallas bounced back from a humiliating loss.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 85, Pacers 77 after three quarters. Dallas is trying to return the dishonor of having the NBA's worst record to the 76ers.

Barnes' strong rebound gets the hoop and-1 (0:27)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 54, Pacers 52 (half) Wesley Matthews: 14 points, 4-8 FG Monta Ellis: 0 points, 0-3 FG

Finney-Smith's ferocious dunk in transition (0:21)