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NBA Game Summary - Houston at Dallas



(Wednesday, November 20th)

Final Score: Dallas 123, Houston 120

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Monta Ellis scored a season-high 37 points with eight assists and Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 123-120 comeback win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

Shawn Marion and Jose Calderon each netted 13 points for Dallas, which maintained its perfection at home.

The Mavericks trailed 101-87 after three quarters but Nowitzki and Ellis spearheaded a monster comeback in the final stanza to extend Dallas' winning streak to three games.

"Dirk and Ellis were great all night," said Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. "Both guys were attacking, they were playing well off each other, they were getting other people the ball."

Dwight Howard scored a season-high 33 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the field and 9-of-13 from the foul line, while grabbing 11 rebounds, and James Harden chipped in with 23 points and eight assists.

Dallas opened the first 5:11 of the final quarter on a 14-3 run. Nowitzki scored the first six points of the stanza and Ellis capped the burst with back-to-back buckets.

A Howard free throw put the Rockets up 119-114 with 2:04 remaining in the game and the Mavericks answered with a 7-0 run, which put them in front for the first time since the opening minute of the game.

After a Nowitzki jumper, the 7-footer blocked Howard with 1:24 left, collected the rebound, passed it up to Ellis, who found Marion at the other end for a dunk to pull Dallas within one, 119-118.

Following a Chandler Parsons miss, Ellis found Marion again for a 3-pointer which put the home team out in front, 121-119 with 47.9 seconds to go.

Harden then drove the lane with 9.0 seconds left and was fouled by Samuel Dalembert, but he missed 1-of-2 free throws with the opportunity to tie the game.

Calderon made a pair of free throws with 6.7 seconds left and Harden's final 3-point attempt to tie went short as the Mavericks ended the game on an 11-2 run to finish off the comeback. The win also snapped Houston's three-game win streak.

"We never could get a handle on them," said Rockets head coach Kevin McHale. "We had a lead in the fourth quarter again. We just couldn't get them stopped the whole game. Dirk and Ellis got what they wanted."

The Rockets opened the game 8-for-8 from the field in the first four minutes to jump out to a 20-12 lead. The hot start helped them to a 40-29 advantage after the first.

Dallas trimmed the deficit to seven, 68-61, at the break.

Parsons finished with 21 points and 11 helpers while Omri Casspi scored 11 points off the bench on 5-of-5 shooting.

Game Notes

Howard opened 11-for-11 from the field before his first miss with 8:18 left in the fourth ... Dallas tied the season series up at one after losing 113-105 Nov. 1 ... Dallas shot 50 percent (11-for-22) from 3-point range while Houston shot 38.7 percent (12-for-31) ... The Rockets welcome Minnesota to Houston on Saturday ... Dallas wraps up a three-game homestand against Utah on Friday.

11/21 01:56:30 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
Final
TAM 4
MIN 6
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
Final
LOS 5
PHI 2
12:05pm Today
CLE
KAN
 
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Final
HOU 105
POR 112
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
Final
CHI 4
STL 3
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR