DALLAS -- A night after a 31-point home loss that embarrassed Wesley Matthews and his teammates, they all showed up at a charity event hosted by the Dallas shooting guard.Coach Rick Carlisle called it a team-building moment for the unit with the worst record in the Western Conference. Matthews couldnt really disagree.Ill have an event every night if thats what were going to do, Matthews said after matching a season high with 26 points as the injury-plagued Mavericks answered their lowest point in a difficult season with a 111-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.A listless second half in a 120-89 loss to Sacramento prompted a team meeting. Two nights later, the Mavericks started the third quarter with a 10-2 run for their first double-digit lead in just their third win in 15 games. Harrison Barnes scored 25 points.That game, I think it ate at a lot of people, as it should, said Matthews, who was 8 of 16 from the field and 5 of 10 from 3-point range. I was embarrassed. I think a lot of other people were, too.Indiana had 10 3-pointers in the first quarter and a half, including four from Dallas high school product C.J. Miles. But the Pacers couldnt sustain it against the NBAs worst defensive team at the arc, finishing 14 of 25.Paul George scored 22 points to lead the Pacers (11-12), who failed for the third straight time with a chance to get above .500. Indiana hasnt had a winning record since dropping Game 2 at Brooklyn after beating Dallas at home in overtime in the opener.Its real disappointing, said George, who had just nine points after the first quarter. I dont know what it is. I dont have the answers for that.Matthews outscored the Pacers by himself during a 32-11 spurt that turned a 50-42 deficit into a 74-61 lead. He had 16 points during the run , capped by a 3-pointer midway through the third quarter.The Mavericks (5-17) shot 58 percent in the third quarter, making six of 12 from long range and outscoring the Pacers 31-25. In a 120-89 loss to Sacramento on Wednesday, Dallas was outscored 29-12 in the third.Dallas is without starters Dirk Nowitzki (strained right Achilles tendon) and Andrew Bogut (right knee injury) and key backup guard J.J. Barea (left calf strain).We are in desperate need of wins, Carlisle said. We really played a solid game tonight.TIP-INSPacers: Indiana made its first 24 free throws before Jeff Teague missed the first of two with 1:34 remaining. The Pacers finished 25 of 26. ... Myles Turner, who grew up in the Dallas area, scored 18 points. He had 30 in the first meeting. ... Miles scored 18 points, going 6 of 9 from long range.Mavericks: G Seth Curry returned after missing four games with a right knee sprain. He matched Deron Williams for the team lead with six assists and scored four points. Williams scored 16. ... Matthews has all three of his 26-point outings in the past six games. Two of them were wins.GOOSE EGGFormer Dallas guard Monta Ellis was scoreless on 0-for-5 shooting. Its the first time he was held without a point since Feb. 9, 2015, during his final season with the Mavericks when he played just 4 minutes and missed his only shot. Monta is just trying to figure out his role within what we have going on, George said. Were all trying to figure this out.CAREER NIGHTUndrafted Dallas rookie Dorian Finney-Smith had career highs with 12 points and eight rebounds, the latter a game high along with Barnes. His scoring included a running one-handed dunk on a fast break. 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Several fans who traveled to Canton, Ohio, for the Hall of Fame game that was canceled on Sunday night because of poor field conditions are planning to sue the NFL and the hall.Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented ticket holders for the 2011 Super Bowl who wound up without seats in Dallas, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that no fewer than 20 individuals have approached him about a class-action lawsuit. He said his firm has fielded another 10 calls about seeking further reimbursements, including travel expenses.Avenatti said his clients are from a variety of states, including Wisconsin and Indiana, who came to see the Packers play the Colts.We have been approached by no fewer than 20 individuals who traveled to the game to participate and be ready to enjoy the game, he said. And unfortunately they did not have the opportunity to enjoy the game, and as a result lost a significant amount of money.The game was canceled after paint congealed and hardened on portions of the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.Avenatti said the lawsuit will be filed by Monday at the latest. He did not say where it would be filed.The NFL said it would not comment on a planned lawsuit. The Hall of Fame also said it would have no comment.Avenatti said the halls plan to only refund ticket prices was far too little. He cited greed for that aand blamed the NFL far more than he did the Hall of Fame.ddddddddddddThey could have offered what these fans paid for the tickets and to reimburse them for any expenses incurred that could be proven. The league has a history of being cheap with its fans.Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers explained what he saw on Sunday afternoon.I went on the field about 4:45 to do a workout, as I wasnt playing, and I noticed right away the end zones were firm, he said. It was like a plastic consistency, and I was surprised by that.They made the decision in the interest of player safety. The substance they were trying to get the paint off with, I can promise you, was not health-conscious at all. So I think they ultimately made the right decision. The tough part is you have so many fans there who paid money to be at the game, so thats the disappointing part.Avenatti has a history of battling the NFL in court.The lawsuit over the Dallas Super Bowl began as a multi-million class action, but was not certified and the claims were significantly pared down. 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