CLEVELAND -- They raised a championship banner. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers then collapsed.
Jason Terry made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, Dirk Nowitzki finished with 15 and the Dallas Mavericks, whose NBA title pursuit last season ended with a stunning first-round exit against Golden State, opened 2007-08 with a 92-74 victory over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
The Mavericks held a foul-plagued James scoreless in the first half -- and to 10 points overall -- in an impressive debut against the defending Eastern Conference champions, who are being given little chance of getting back to the finals.
James, who carried the Cavs as far as he could last season before they were swept by San Antonio in the finals, had the worst opening night of his brilliant career. He shot just 2-of-11 from the field, made five turnovers and was mostly a non-factor in the Cavs' most lopsided home loss since April 5, 2005, and their worst loss in a home opener in six years.
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Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 17 points and 18 rebounds for Cleveland, which before the game unfurled the franchise's first Eastern Conference championship banner.
"It's the first game, hopefully we can put it behind us," James said. "We didn't play well -- at all. It's kind of how we have been playing in the preseason. We didn't do anything right. We didn't play hard. We didn't execute."
The Mavericks made it tough on James, but they weren't about to credit their defense for stopping him.
"It's not so much what we did," Eddie Jones said. "He just missed shots. We contested shots, but he just missed them. Believe me, that won't last long, him scoring 10 points. He's too good."
MAGIC 102, BUCKS 83, at Orlando, Fla. -- Rashard Lewis scored 26 points and Hedo Turkoglu had 24 to lift Orlando.
PACERS 119, WIZARDS 110 (OT), at Indianapolis -- Jamaal Tinsley scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Indiana won in coach Jim O'Brien's debut. The Pacers won without forward Jermaine O'Neal, who sat out with a hyperextended left knee.
RAPTORS 106, 76ERS 97, at Toronto -- Andrea Bargnani scored 20 points and Toronto began defense of the Atlantic Division title with the win over Philadelphia. T.J. Ford had 14 points and 12 assists for Toronto, while Chris Bosh scored 16 points, and Anthony Parker and Jose Calderon finished with 13 apiece.
NETS 112, BULLS 103 (OT), at East Rutherford, N.J. -- Antoine Wright scored 14 of his career-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead New Jersey over distracted Chicago. Ben Gordon had 27 points and Luol Deng added 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who have been distracted in recent days by rumors of a possible major trade for Kobe Bryant.
SPURS 104, GRIZZLIES 101, at Memphis, Tenn. -- Manu Ginobili scored 30 points, including the go-ahead basket with 32 seconds left, for San Antonio.
NUGGETS 120, SUPERSONICS 103, at Denver -- Denver's Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points and bottled up Seattle rookie Kevin Durant (18 points) in his NBA debut.
TIP-INS -- The Raptors signed forward Kris Humphries to a contract extension through the 2010-11 season. ... Forward Al Jefferson and the Timberwolves announced a multiyear contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.