Utah closed out its home schedule with a 109-92 victory over the Mavericks on Monday, as reserves played heavy minutes for both teams ahead of the season’s end.
Tyson Chandler had 20 points to lead seven Mavericks in double-figure scoring, and Dallas tuned up for the postseason with a 120-106 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, and the Mavericks kept the Suns home from the playoffs for the fifth straight season with a 107-104 victory on Wednesday night.
Dirk and the Mavericks have likely played the last game that matters for their seeding in the Western Conference playoffs.
The Splash Brothers had a little help from the big guys, and the Golden State Warriors had a little present for record-setting coach Steve Kerr.
James Harden scored 24 points, former Dallas guard Jason Terry hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer and the Houston Rockets beat the Mavericks 108-101 Thursday night.
The Dallas Mavericks withstood a triple-double from Russell Westbrook to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 135-131.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle told 105.3 The Fan that he wasn’t certain Monta Ellis would be ‘playing any time soon.’ Hours later Ellis returned to Mavs practice.
The Mavericks are slipping in the Western Conference playoff race. But the confidence coach Rick Carlisle has in his club – with health the lone caveat — is not slipping.
Leading scorer Monta Ellis missed the game with a lower right leg injury, and Dallas fell to Indiana 104-99 on the road.
Boris Diaw scored 19 points, helping the San Antonio Spurs pull away for a 94-76 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
San Antonio was unable to slow Monta Ellis in a 101-94 loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday, as the veteran guard matched his season high with 38 points.