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NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Dallas



(Sunday, March 9th)

Final Score: Dallas 105, Indiana 94

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Devin Harris and Monta Ellis each scored 20 points and the Dallas Mavericks handed the Indiana Pacers a season-high fourth straight loss in a 105-94 decision on Sunday.

Dallas squandered a 17-point lead in the first half and needed a late push to sweep the home-and-home series from the Pacers, who had not lost four in a row since March 2011.

"We started off well and ended well, but had some trouble in between, and we had to fight throughout the game," Harris said.

Dirk Nowitzki needed 14 shots to net 14 points for the Mavs, who also received double-digit scoring efforts from Shawn Marion, Jose Calderon and Vince Carter.

Paul George posted a 27-point, 11-rebound double-double, while George Hill chipped in with 20 points for the slumping Pacers, who committed 21 turnovers and managed just four points from their bench.

Lance Stephenson scored 21 points, but had just three after halftime.

The Mavericks raced out to a healthy 35-18 lead behind an 11-0 run that stretched into the second quarter, but the Pacers quickly chipped away at the deficit and took their first lead early in the third when Ellis was called for a technical foul.

George's subsequent free throw was part of a personal 9-2 Indiana run that was immediately countered by a 17-3 surge for Dallas.

Ellis netted seven points during the three-minute turnaround, including a free throw just past the midway point that gave the hosts a 67-58 cushion.

Dallas never trailed from there, though Indiana had a chance to go ahead with under five minutes to go in the fourth after pulling within 89-87.

But after Hill missed a 3-point try on Indiana's end, Harris converted a three-point play to start a game-ending 16-7 run.

"I thought we played hard tonight. We just didn't come away with a win," George said.

Game Notes

Dallas scored 26 points off turnovers, compared to seven for Indiana ... Harris' previous season-high point total was 16 ... Dallas had 11 fastbreak points to Indiana's three ... Marion (12 points), Calderon (10) and Carter (10) rounded out the Mavs' leading scorers.

03/09 23:30:16 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd Intermission
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
3rd
BOS 57
CHA 73
 
4th
IND 76
CLE 68
 
4th
PHI 68
WAS 61
 
3rd
BOS 57
CHA 73
 
3rd
TOR 33
GSW 65
 
3rd
DET 55
NYK 49
 
3rd
ATL 56
ORL 56
 
2nd
HOU 50
BRK 50
 
2nd
MEM 35
LAC 35
 
2nd
NOP 43
MIA 46
 
2nd
CHI 44
MIN 39
 
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UTA
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OKC
Final
QUIN 73
SIENA 63
 
Final
CORN 57
HARV 49
 
2nd
CAN 67
FAIR 60
 
2nd
IONA 71
MAN 65
 
Final
BRO 75
PENN 69
 
Final
YALE 81
PRIN 60
 
2nd
MAR 63
PETE 62
 
Half
CLMB 38
DART 40
 
2nd
AKR 27
OHIO 23
 
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CLST
VALPO
 
3rd
NJD 2
BOS 2
 
3rd
NYI 1
CAL 0
 
2nd Intermission
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
2nd
TAM 1
CHI 0
 
1st
DAL 0
COL 0
 
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