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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

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
3rd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
Final
ORL 88
PHI 96
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
4th
MIN 94
IND 96
 
Final
OKC 99
NOP 101
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
Final
KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
Final
EDM 5
DAL 6
3rd
BOS 2
BUF 3
 
3rd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
3rd
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
1st
WIN 0
PHI 1
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
2nd
ARI 0
SEA 0