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2009-05-03 18:47:39

Denver, led by Nene with 24 points and Carmelo Anthony with 23, went on a 19-4 fourth-quarter run Sunday en route to a 109-95 playoff win over Dallas. The Nuggets took a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Leading by just 82-80, Denver began the game-winning spurt early in the final quarter. The Nuggets hit 54.8 percent of their field goals and forced the Mavs into 20 turnovers. J.R. Smith finished with 15 points and Anthony Carter added 12 for Denver. Dirk Nowitzki scored 28...

2009-04-29 00:59:55

Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points Tuesday to lead the Dallas Mavericks into the Western Conference semifinals with a 106-93 win over San Antonio. Jason Terry added 19 points off the bench for the Mavs, who eliminated the venerable Spurs in five games and move on to face either Denver or New Orleans. Dallas made its statement early in the game with a 14-4 run highlighted by five consecutive points by Nowitzki and one of Jason Kidd's four three-pointers. The Mavericks never trailed in the game and...

2009-04-25 19:53:32

Josh Howard's 28 points with four rebounds led Dallas to a 99-90 NBA Playoff victory over San Antonio and a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal. The Mavericks trailed 55-51 at the break but went up 80-71 after three quarters and led 87-84 with 6:44 left in the contest. Jason Kidd scored 17 points with seven assists and seven rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki scored 12 with 13 rebounds, while Erick Dampier and Jason Terry scored 10 points apiece for the Mavericks, who have won 17 of their...

2009-04-24 18:07:00

A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters Friday voted Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year. The 6-foot-2 inch Terry, a former starter, received 576 of a possible 605 points, including 111 of a possible 121 first-place votes. Denver's J.R. Smith finished second with 155 points and New York's Nate Robinson was third with 113 points. To be eligible, a player must have come off the bench in more games than he started. Despite starting a career-low 11 games in the...

2009-04-23 22:22:04

Dirk Nowitzki led the way with 20 points Thursday and the Dallas Mavericks slowed down Tony Parker to produce a surprisingly easy 88-67 win over San Antonio. The Mavericks scored the game's first eight points and ran away to a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven playoff series. San Antonio made only 25 field goals, shot 32 percent and hit just 2-of-17 attempts from 3-point range. The Mavericks opened as much as a 33-point lead in the third quarter, during which the Spurs managed a mere 12...

2009-04-20 23:49:04

Tony Parker had 38 points -- 27 in the first half -- and the San Antonio Spurs routed Dallas 105-84 to even their Western Conference quarterfinal series at 1-1. Parker was 16-of-22 from the field and handed out eight assists. Tim Duncan finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds, Drew Gooden had 13 points and Roger Mason scored 12 for the Spurs, who dropped the series opener Saturday 105-97. Jason Terry led Dallas with 16 points while Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd scored 14 each. Nowitzki...

2009-04-18 22:36:44

Josh Howard's 25 points led Dallas to a 105-97 victory Saturday at San Antonio, the Mavericks' first road playoff win in three years. The home loss in Game1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal was the fourth since 2007 for the third-seeded Spurs. High-scoring forward Dirk Nowitzki had eight of his 19 points in the fourth period and finished with eight rebounds. He scored six in the closing three minutes. Brandon Bass scored 14 with four rebounds and Erick Dampier had 10 points and 11...

2009-04-15 22:21:02

Jason Terry scored nine points in a game-closing, 15-4 run Wednesday, giving Dallas a 95-84 win over Houston that cost the Rockets a division title. Houston slipped a game behind San Antonio in the Southwest Division on the final night of the regular season, leaving the Rockets facing a first-round playoff series with Portland. Dallas, which was not certain it would be in the playoffs until the final two weeks of the season, climbed all the way to a No. 6 seed in the Western Conference and...

2009-04-15 22:02:55

Michael Finley's 3-pointer sent the game into overtime Wednesday and San Antonio dominated from there to win a division title by downing New Orleans 105-98. The Spurs' victory, combined with Houston's loss to Dallas, made San Antonio champion of the Southwest Division and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. San Antonio will take on sixth-seeded Dallas in the opening round. New Orleans slipped behind Dallas into the No. 7 seed on the final night of the regular season and will...

2009-04-14 00:39:27

J.R. Smith hit on a franchise-record 11 3-pointers and finished with an NBA career high 45 points Monday to lead the Denver Nuggets past Sacramento 118-98. The win gave the Nuggets the Northwest Division title, their first since the 2005-06 season. With Denver holding a comfortable lead in the closing moments of the game, Smith put on a show for the home crowd -- nailing his 10th long-range shot of the night with just over 3 minutes remaining and then hitting No. 11 with just under 2 minutes...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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