Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game’s superstars, and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for a 93-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 25 points in the third quarter and the Dallas Mavericks avoided another late collapse to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-82 Monday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks defeated Portland 89-81 Saturday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
J.R. Smith lifted the Nuggets to a 104-96 victory over the struggling and short-handed Mavs on Wednesday night.
Gerald Wallace scored 19 points and the Trail Blazers took advantage of the road-weary Mavericks for a victory on Sunday.
Jarrett Jack scored 21 points, hitting three free throws to complete an unlikely 8-0 run inside the final 1:13, and the New Orleans Hornets edged the Dallas Mavericks 93-92 on Wednesday night.
Dirk Nowitzki overcame foul trouble to score 25 points in 27 minutes, helping the Dallas Mavericks outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 108-105 victory on Monday night.
Zach Randolph made a 17-footer with 0.3 seconds left, lifting the Grizzlies to a 104-103 victory over the Mavs on Sunday.
In the final minute of a three-point game, first one to the ball could score the bucket that made the difference in the outcome.
Jason Terry scored 25 points, Tyson Chandler had a season-high 23 and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Washington Wizards 105-99 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Jason Kidd scored 17 points in the third quarter, carrying the Mavericks to a 116-100 victory over the Kings on Wednesday.
Tyson Chandler spent most of last season limping around with various injuries, underperforming and failing to crack the Bobcats’ starting lineup before being dealt essentially for salary-cap relief.