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.