Shawn Marion entered Tuesday’s game against the Lakers with a bum ankle and exited it with a shoulder contusion, a story line almost important as the Dallas Mavericks’ 110-97 home victory itself.
On Friday, Dirk Nowitzki said that his Mavericks – playing as they were — didn’t look like a playoff team. On Sunday, a lethargic 92-80 home loss to the crummy Knicks seemed a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Monta Ellis scored 23 points, Vince Carter had 13 and the Dallas Mavericks held the Washington Wizards scoreless for more than 4 minutes late in the fourth quarter of an 87-78 victory Wednesday night.
Even if the Minnesota Timberwolves think his defense was a little too tough on the last shot of the game, there was no disputing that “The Matrix” was back for Dallas on Monday night.
Monta Ellis had 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks took control early in coasting to a 105-83 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 25 points and Monta Ellis scored 23, but Danny Green didn’t miss a shot, scoring 22 points in a 116-107 Spurs win.
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Wright led the Mavericks with 19 points, Jose Calderon got the offense going early and finished with 18, and Dallas shrugged off the absence of Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Saturday night.
Monta Ellis hit a 21-foot jumper at the buzzer and the Dallas Mavericks snapped the Portland Trail Blazers’ four-game winning streak with a 108-106 victory on Saturday night.
Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Mavericks beat the Pelicans 100-97 to start of a four-game road trip.
Make no mistake. It would have been a demoralizing loss for the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.
It’s a four-quarter game. Or at least that’s what everybody preaches. But Tuesday at the AAC, one good quarter was enough to beat the Charlotte Bobcats.