Vince Carter hit a double-pump 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a first-round series lead over the top-seeded Spurs on Saturday.
Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are coming home after showing they won’t go quietly in a first-round series with top-seeded San Antonio.
Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their series.
The Mavericks built a 12-point lead with 2:50 to play, gave away all but two points of it, and still managed to hang on to beat the Clippers 113-107 Thursday night in Los Angeles.
Dirk Nowitzki scored seven of his 32 points in overtime, and had 10 rebounds and six assists, leading the Mavs to a 128-119 victory over the Thunder on Tuesday night.
Jordan Crawford scored 19 points, Andrew Bogut had 15 points as the Golden State Warriors routed the Dallas Mavericks 108-85 on Tuesday night.
Dallas hasn’t beaten any of its likely first-round opponents in more than two months — and that’s assuming the Mavericks get in after a 12-year streak of reaching the playoffs ended last season.
The Mavericks blew an eight-point lead in the final 90 seconds, then pulled out their third straight victory when Nowitzki’s jumper that seemed to have missed instead fell through.
Five things to consider as Dallas leads a four-team race for the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference, with the Mavericks (32-22) at 10 games over .500 for the first time since their title season.
The Dallas Mavericks go five straight and work their way back into playoff contention with a 102-91 win Sunday in Boston.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 16 as the Dallas Mavericks pulled away to win against Cleveland 124-107 Monday.
On a night when Houston was without leading scorer James Harden, Dirk Nowitzki scored 38 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds. Unfortunately for Dallas, it didn’t matter.