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Danny Moloshok, Associated Press
The Staples Center scoreboard shows a welcome back message for Dallas Mavericks' Lamar Odom as he is seen on the screens during a time out in the NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers' and Dallas Mavericks in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Odom was traded from the Lakers to the Mavericks before the season began.

LOS ANGELES — Derek Fisher hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds to play and the Los Angeles Lakers survived a dismal offensive game by both teams for a 73-70 victory over the Mavericks on Monday night, snapping Dallas' five-game winning streak.

Vince Carter missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the defending champion Mavericks, who swept Los Angeles out of the second round of the postseason last spring, ending the Lakers' bid for a three-peat.

Neither team looked much like a championship contender in their first meeting since, with 3½ miserable offensive quarters before the exciting finish.

Fisher scored 13 points and led a 10-0 run midway through the fourth quarter, but the Mavericks rallied to tie it on Jason Terry's running jumper at the top of the key with 9.9 seconds left.