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Bogut big as Mavericks get first NBA win

AAP logoAAP 6/11/2016

Andrew Bogut has pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds on his return to Dallas' line up as the Mavericks recorded their first NBA win of the season.

After missing the side's last start against Portland due to personal reasons, the Boomers centre was influential as his side beat Milwaukee 86-75 in overtime at home on Sunday (Monday AEDT).

Fellow Australian Matthew Dellavedova had a quiet night for the Bucks, with the starting point guard finishing with two points, six assists and five rebounds.

Bogut also contributed two points and three assists as Mavericks' forward Harrison Barnes dominated with a career-high 34 points to improve the side's record to 1-5.

Barnes, who left Golden State to sign a $US94 million ($A122 million), four-year contract with Dallas in the off-season, sunk a 20-foot jumper to open the scoring in overtime, and the Mavericks never trailed in the extra period.

JJ Barea added 21 points for Dallas, including five in overtime.

Jabari Parker led Milwaukee with 16 points, but only two after halftime.

Australian Bucks rookie Thon Maker did not take the court.

The Mavericks have struggled without star German forward Dirk Nowitzki who remains sidelined with an Achilles injury

Meanwhile, small forward Gordon Hayward returned from injury to lead the Utah Jazz to a 114-109 win over the New York Knicks in his NBA season debut.

Hayward had 28 points while George Hill collected 23 and nine assists for the Jazz on Sunday (Monday AEDT).

The 26-year-old Hayward had been sidelined since breaking his right ring finger in training camp.

He led the team in scoring last season, averaging nearly 20 points per game.

Rodney Hood added 18 points for the Jazz, who have won three of four.

Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 28 for the Knicks, who have lost three of four while Derrick Rose had 18.

The Jazz reeled off nine straight points to begin the fourth quarter for an 87-80 and never trailed again.

Australian Jazz players Dante Exum (no points, two assists) and Joe Ingles (no points) both had quiet outings.

In other matches, the Denver Nuggets belted the Boston Celtics 123-107, Sacramento defeated Toronto 96-91 and Portland downed Memphis 100-94.

In the late game, Los Angeles survived a second-half scare and held on to beat Phoenix at Staples Center.

The win raised the Lakers' record to 4-3 (including 3-0 at home). It is the first time they have had a winning record after seven games since they also started 4-3 in 2011-12. The Suns, meanwhile, fell to 2-5.

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