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NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Minnesota



(Monday, December 30th)

Final Score: Dallas 100, Minnesota 98

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Shawn Marion scored a season-high 32 points as the Dallas Mavericks held off a furious second half surge to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98, from Target Center.

Marion was also part of some controversy at the end of the game.

Ricky Rubio was fouled by Jose Calderon with three seconds left with the Mavs having a foul to give. On the ensuing inbounds play, Kevin Love received the ball in the corner, attempted a game-winning 3, but Marion clearly hacked his arm in the act as the ball flew into the air and the buzzer sounded.

The referees' whistles were silent as Love stood on the baseline in disbelief and Dallas held on.

"I thought it was pretty obvious, just look at the replay," Love said of the final play. "If you look at the replay it was obvious that he got arm. I didn't know how to react. I couldn't yell at him (referee). That wasn't going to do anything, I just walked off the court with my head up."

Dirk Nowitzki finished with 16 points, while Brandan Wright scored 14 points off the bench for Dallas, winners in two straight.

Love dumped in a game-high 36 points with 11 rebounds, his seventh straight double-double and league-leading 28th overall.

Kevin Martin contributed 19 points, while Nikola Pekovic also added a double- double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Minnesota trailed by 19 at the break and sizzled in the third quarter to get back in the game, outscoring the visitors 38-19 in the frame.

Dallas' DeJuan Blair made a jumper to push the lead back to the halftime margin when Minnesota unleashed a 15-2 surge behind seven points from Corey Brewer.

The Wolves used a 7-0 sprint later in the frame to pull within four, 77-73. Love and Brewer scored Minnesota's final 15 points in the stanza and the game was tied at 81 heading into the fourth courtesy of a full-court chest pass from Love to Brewer.

The duo combined to score 26 of the Timberwolves' 38 points in the third.

Love picked up right where he left off as he scored the first five in the quarter for Minnesota, including a top of the key 3 that gave the Wolves an 86-85 lead. It was their first lead since the score was 11-10 early in the first quarter.

Marion buried a corner 3 to regain the lead for Dallas, 92-90, with just under five minutes left and he hit another triple over a minute later to extend the advantage.

The 3s were part of a 10-0 run that Nowitzki capped with a jumper from the wing.

Love ended the sequence with an alley-oop slam from Pekovic with 2:50 remaining in the game.

Pekovic helped trim the deficit to two, 98-96, after a layup. Samuel Dalembert followed with two at the line to make it a four point game with 47.5 seconds left.

Pekovic answered with a layup from a cutting Rubio to make it a one-possession contest, and Monta Ellis missed on the ensuing time down the floor before the controversial ending.

Minnesota trailed 33-30 in the second when the Mavs went on a 12-3 run to take a 45-33 lead. Marion scored five straight during the spurt and Ellis capped it with a three-point play.

Dallas outscored the hosts 13-4 in the final 2:29 of the frame to take a 62-43 lead into the locker room. Marion tied his season-high of 21 points when he nailed a jumper with one second remaining to cap the first half scoring.

"I was just taking what was given to me," said Marion. "My teammates were finding me in great spots and we were just looking for each other more and it opened the game on both ends of the floor."

Game Notes

Both teams had trouble hitting shots from beyond the arc with Dallas shooting 25 percent (6-of-24) and Minnesota making 26.1 percent (6-of-23) ... Brewer finished with 16 points ... Rubio had 13 assists ... Ellis had just nine points but added 10 helpers ... Minnesota outrebounded Dallas 46-39.

12/31 00:46:59 ET

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Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
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2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
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