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NBA Game Summary - New Orleans at Dallas



(Saturday, January 11th)

Final Score: Dallas 110, New Orleans 107

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 40 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans by a 110-107 margin to complete a home-and-home sweep.

Monta Ellis added 26 points for the Mavericks, who defeated these Pelicans by a 107-90 score on Friday. Jose Calderon tallied 17 points.

Anthony Davis ended with 28 points and 14 rebounds for New Orleans, which has lost five in a row. Eric Gordon added 20 points and Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 15 points and 11 boards.

Trailing 99-97 with 4:10 to play, Dallas went on a 9-0 run. Vince Carter made a layup and Ellis was good on two free throws to give the home team a two- point edge. After Jason Smith turned the ball over, Nowitzki was fouled on a shot from beyond the arc. The German connected on all three free throws and Ellis added a layup following another New Orleans turnover.

Davis made five of six free throws to get the Pelicans within two at 106-104 with 18.1 seconds left.

Nowitzki responded with two foul shots for a four-point Dallas lead. Darius Miller hit his fourth 3-pointer of the second half to get New Orleans within one, but Calderon hit two free throws for Dallas with nine seconds to go.

Austin Rivers tried to get off a 3-pointer at the buzzer but was tied up by Ellis. The refs did not call a foul.

"That's just too bad. That's just not right," New Orleans coach Monty Williams said. "If we stopped it with .5 on the clock, and Monta Ellis' arm is across Austin's - both of his arms for a three-point shot. It's hard to swallow that kind of no-call in a game like that, especially when Dirk [Nowitzki] gets the same call on the right side in the first half. That's a tough one."

The Pelicans held a 22-17 lead after the first quarter, but Dallas took a 42-37 edge into the locker room.

With the score tied at 42 early in the third stanza, the Mavericks put together a 15-4 run. Nowitzki tallied eight points during the surge, including a 3-pointer with 8:25 left to make it 57-46.

Nowitzki tallied 20 points in the third period and the Mavericks took an 84-77 lead into the fourth.

"He's a great one. He knew that we need a lift," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said of Nowitzki.

Miller made a pair of 3-pointers to give New Orleans a 91-90 lead with 7:48 to play.

Game Notes

Dallas has won six straight against New Orleans ... Mavericks rookie guard Shane Larkin left the game with a sprained right ankle ... Dallas forward Shawn Marion missed his third straight game with a shoulder injury ... Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans was held out due to a sore ankle ... Dallas went 39-of-45 from the foul line.

01/12 00:32:35 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
PHI 89
CHA 109
 
4th
PHI 89
CHA 109
 
Final
ORL 94
UTA 101
 
4th
CLE 74
BRK 71
 
4th
BOS 93
MIN 88
 
4th
DET 70
TOR 81
 
4th
MIA 79
WAS 76
 
3rd
MEM 45
CHI 51
 
Half
SAN 46
POR 44
 
1st
DEN 15
LAC 10
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
Final
BUCK 88
CASEWEST 65
 
Final
LIB 94
CPNC 65
 
Final
SCAR 68
CLEM 45
 
Final
CMICH 97
CONC 60
 
Final
MIAMI 44
EKENT 72
 
Final
GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
Final
ODU 60
MDES 43
 
Final
BUF 88
NIAG 62
 
Final
KSU 71
NCAT 57
 
Final
FAM 65
UNF 83
 
Final
NORST 81
NARZ 62
 
Final
DART 58
NILL 55
 
Final
MORE 60
NKENTUCKY 83
 
Final
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
Final
STJ 53
GAELS 47
 
Final
ALA 69
STILL 49
 
Final
HAMP 66
TENST 54
 
Final
TENN 61
TENT 58
 
Final
WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
2nd
MERC 64
COOK 44
 
2nd
FLGC 71
FUR 59
 
Final
CALST 49
SDKST 53
 
2nd
MTST 44
CHAT 31
 
2nd
NDAK 53
DICKINSON 25
 
2nd
LAMON 55
LSUALEX 47
 
2nd
PRIN 60
LIP 44
 
2nd
LAM 60
MLGN 35
 
2nd
MINN 57
SEAT 32
 
2nd
LOYC 52
SUTAH 37
 
2nd
SELA 60
WINT 47
 
2nd
SILL 36
NO 35
 
1st
MARQ 21
ALAAM 10
 
1st
TTU 8
ARKPB 6
 
1st
DEN 18
COLST 19
 
1st
CREI 21
TXPA 9
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
EWASH
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UTST
IDST
 
11:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ARZ
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CHAM
HAW
 
3rd
NJD 2
TAM 1
 
2nd Intermission
OTT 4
ANA 1
 
2nd Intermission
DET 1
NYI 2
 
2nd
WIN 1
BOS 1
 
1st
CAL 0
DAL 0