You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

NBA roundup

Roundup: Kevin McHale returns, but Rockets fall

O.J. Mayo tied a career high with 40 points as the Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat host Houston, 116-109, in the return to the bench for Rockets coach Kevin McHale after almost a month away, and two weeks after the death of his daughter.

McHale took a leave of absence on Nov. 10 to be with his family as his daughter’s health worsened. Alexandra ‘‘Sasha’’ McHale died Nov. 24 of complications from Lupus. She was 23.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week