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2009-04-13 22:36:24

Jason Terry, who had 22 points, hit the game-winning jump shot with 0.2 seconds left Monday to give the Dallas Mavericks a 96-94 win over Minnesota. Dirk Nowitzki had 34 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who have won four of their last five games and are tied for sixth place with New Orleans in the Western Conference. Craig Smith had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves. Mike Miller had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Sebastian Telfair 14 points and 12 assists,...

2009-04-10 22:24:54

Dirk Nowitzki and Josh Howard both scored 25 points Friday, lifting the Dallas Mavericks to a critical 100-92 victory over New Orleans. The Mavericks led by as many as 23 points in the second period and survived a shooting slump late in the first half to improve their playoff position in the Western Conference. Dallas moved one game in front of Utah into a tie with New Orleans for the sixth spot in the playoff standings. Utah, which fell to San Antonio Wednesday, slipped into eighth place --...

2009-04-08 23:41:30

Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas to a big shooting performance Wednesday and the Mavericks stormed to a key 130-101 victory over Utah. The Mavericks clinched a playoff berth and moved into a tie for seventh place in the Western Conference with Utah. Both are trying to avoid being the eighth-place team in the final standings since the team that winds up in that position will have to play the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Dallas and Utah are both a game behind sixth-place New...

2009-04-05 18:56:48

Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points and Jason Kidd had 19 points and 20 assists Sunday, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 140-116 thrashing of the Phoenix Suns. Kidd's assists raised his career total to 10,142. He passed Earvin Magic Johnson for third place on the NBA all-time assists list and trails only former Utah Jazz star John Stockton, who had 15,806, and Mark Jackson, who accumulated 10,334 while playing for seven teams. Josh Howard added 24 points and Jason Terry had 18 for Dallas, which...

2009-04-04 21:17:00

Dwyane Wade had 33 points, eight assists and five rebounds Saturday to lead the Miami Heat to a 118-104 win over the Washington Wizards. Jermaine O'Neal and Yakhouba Diawara each had 16 points and Michael Beasley and James Jones scored 13 points each for the Heat, who are close behind Philadelphia for fifth place in the NBA East. Caron Butler had 27 points for the Wizards, who have been eliminated from playoff contention. Antawn Jamison added 23 points for Washington and Brendan Haywood had...

2009-04-03 22:37:35

A 3-pointer by O.J. Mayo put Memphis in front for good with 1:41 to play Friday and the Grizzlies went on to down Dallas 107-102. Memphis, which is 33 games under .500 this season, has won four of its last five. That stretch has come after the Grizzlies had lost 17-of-19. Rudy Gay led Memphis with 27 points and 10 rebounds and Mike Conley added 25 points. Mayo had 19 to go with nine rebounds. Dallas went into the night's action trailing seventh-place Utah by one game in the Western Conference...

2009-04-01 22:44:04

Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points Wednesday and Dallas survived a wild fourth quarter to edge Miami 98-96. The Mavericks moved to within 1 1/2 games of Utah in the fight for seventh place in the Western Conference, a position that keeps a team from having to play the powerful Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. Miami, which holds down the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, had a two-point lead going into the fourth quarter and the lead changed hands 11 times in the period....

2009-03-31 23:02:13

Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday and the Dallas Mavericks coasted to a 108-88 victory over the toothless Minnesota Timberwolves. Jason Terry scored 21 points and Jason Kidd had 13 assists for Dallas. The Mavericks were helped by Josh Howard, who had missed the past 12 games with an ankle injury. Howard had 14 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes. Dallas, in the eighth and final post-season spot in the Western Conference, four games ahead of the Phoenix Suns, is looking to...

2009-03-29 15:13:19

LeBron James scored 24 points and doled out a dozen assists Sunday in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 12th straight win, a 102-74 romp over the Dallas Mavericks. Mo Williams added 22 points for the Cavs, who are 35-1 at home this season. Dirk Nowitzki totaled 20 points for Dallas. The Cavaliers have already clinched the Central Division title and are leading in the race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

2009-03-27 22:59:02

Carmelo Anthony scored 43 points Friday and the Denver Nuggets survived two Dallas chances in the final seconds to defeat the Mavericks 103-101. Denver swept the Mavericks in a season series for the first time in franchise history. Anthony came within two points of his season high and led the Nuggets to a 10-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter. Dallas rallied to take the lead briefly but trailed by one in the closing moments. Dirk Nowitzki and Antoine Wright then missed shots in the...

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