banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at Dallas



(Tuesday, December 3rd)

Final Score: Dallas 89, Charlotte 82

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki poured in 21 of his game- high 25 points in the second half, Monta Ellis added 22, and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 89-82, on Tuesday night.

Jose Calderon netted 12 and Vince Carter added 10 points off the bench for Dallas, which maintained its perfection at home against Charlotte with its 10th win in as many chances.

Al Jefferson scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, while Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson tallied 16 points apiece in the setback.

Jefferson became the first Bobcat to record three straight double-doubles since Gerald Wallace Feb. 4-7, 2011.

"Our first and fourth quarters were very solid, our second and third quarters were very poor," said Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle. "We got lucky."

Ben Gordon hit a running jumper with 8:42 left in the fourth to give the Bobcats a 73-70 lead.

Nowitzki snapped a 3:04 scoring drought for both teams with a step back jump shot to pull within one. Jefferson made a jumper to get the lead back to three, but Nowitzki answered with two jumpers on successive possessions to give the Mavs their first lead since the second quarter, 76-75, with 4:26 left.

The game was tied, 78-78, when Josh McRoberts was called for a technical foul. Nowitzki hit the free throw and Ellis made a layup, followed by a jumper, to give the Mavs an 83-78 lead with 2:01 to play.

After more than a minute and a half of scoreless basketball, Nowitzki buried a deep two-point shot from the near corner with 27.9 ticks to play that proved to be the dagger for Charlotte.

"Nowitzki and Ellis took over the game," Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. "And if we would run around a double team, they've got 3-point shooters all over."

Dallas led 22-18 after one quarter, but Charlotte used a 9-4 run in the final 3:01 of the second quarter to take a 42-39 advantage at halftime.

Charlotte opened up the second half on a 12-3 run capped when Henderson converted a three-point play to give the Bobcats a 54-42 lead with 9:01 to go in the third.

Dallas trimmed the deficit to 67-60 heading to the fourth quarter.

Charlotte lost more than just the game as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left midway through the third quarter and the Bobcats confirmed that the second-year pro sustained a fracture in his left hand.

Kidd-Gilchrist finished with six points and three rebounds in just under 19 minutes of action.

Game Notes

Charlotte fell to 1-17 all-time against Dallas ... The Bobcats shot 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) from beyond the arc ... Nowitzki was 1-for-10 in the first half compared to 9-for-11 in the second stanza ... Charlotte outrebounded Dallas 50-45 ... Dallas opens a four-game road trip Wednesday against New Orleans ... Charlotte with host Philadelphia on Friday.

12/04 01:39:52 ET

Other Stories

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tonight at 11:35 on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Maryland at Syracuse

    Tomorrow at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Alabama

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Tomorrow at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Logan Zone with Steve Logan

    Tomorrow at 10:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs. Presbyterian

    Tomorrow at 6:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • Football Friday

    Tonight at 11:35

Scoreboard
MLB
Final
OAK 2
TEX 7
Final
PIT 3
BOS 2
Final
NYY 3
TOR 2
Final
MIA 2
WAS 6
Final
CHC 4
LOS 8
Final
HOU 1
CLE 2
Final
STL 3
MIL 2
Final
COL 7
ARI 6
Final
SDP 7
PHI 3
Final
ANA 1
SEA 3
2:20pm Today
CHC
LOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
7:35pm Tonight
ATL
NYM
 
8:10pm Tonight
COL
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
DET
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
SEA
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
CIN
 
9:35pm Tonight
OAK
PHI
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
Final
KST 14
AUB 20
8:00pm Tonight
SFLA
UCONN
Final
ATL 56
TAM 14