HOUSTON, Oct. 11 (AP) -- Khalid El-Amin
scored 23 points and Dirk Nowitzki
added 18 points and 16 rebounds in the Dallas Mavericks' 115-110 exhibition victory over Houston on Thursday night.
added 16 points and Michael Finley
had 13 as the Mavericks improved to 2-0. Danny Manning
scored 11 points, nine in the fourth quarter when Dallas fought off a Houston rally.
Houston's Steve Francis led all scorers with 34 points and added 10 rebounds. Walt Williams
added 22 points, Moochie Norris
had 16 and Damon Jones
and Kelvin Cato
The Rockets (0-2) played without star guard Cuttino Mobley
, listed as day-to-day with a left hip injury.