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NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Utah



(Wednesday, March 12th)

Final Score: Dallas 108, Utah 101

Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points and eight rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks pulled away for a 108-101 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

Monta Ellis added 16 points and 11 assists and Devin Harris scored 12 off the bench for the Mavericks, who snapped a three-game road losing streak, bouncing back from a 23-point loss to Golden State Tuesday to open a three-game trek.

"We knew this was a big game," Nowitzki said. "After dropping one (Tuesday) and a bad offensive night, we talked about how we had to set a more aggressive offensive tone tonight. And I think that's what we did."

Trey Burke scored 20 points and Enes Kanter had 18 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Jazz, who fell to 1-7 in their last eight games.

The Mavericks made five of their six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and shot 60 percent overall in the period to pull away. They are 3-0 against the Jazz this season, scoring at least 103 points in each game, and have won four in a row in the series.

The Jazz lost the opener of a three-game homestand Monday against Atlanta and didn't lead in the last 9 1/2 minutes of this one despite it being close for much of the game.

"There were some good things we did," said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. "We lost to a team fighting for a playoff spot."

Nowitzki knocked down a 3-pointer during an 11-2 Dallas spurt that turned a three-point deficit into a six-point lead with eight minutes left.

The Jazz got within one but Nowitzki, Ellis and Jose Calderon all made 3s in a 13-4 run that gave the Mavs a 10-point lead inside two minutes, the biggest of the game.

Earlier, Nowitzki scored 10 points in the first quarter but the Jazz shot better than 55 percent and had a 25-23 lead going into the second.

Kanter had 11 points for Utah in the second, including three in a quick 5-0 spurt that tied the game after the Mavericks had taken a 36-31 lead -- the biggest by either team in a tight first half.

Dallas took a 55-53 lead into the break and led by seven twice in the third quarter. Utah responded with a 10-0 run, taking the lead on a Gordon Hayward 3-pointer, but the Mavs moved in front 80-78 heading into the fourth.

Game Notes

The teams will meet again in Salt Lake City on April 8 ... The Mavericks are off until Sunday when they play the Thunder in Oklahoma City ... The Jazz host the Clippers on Friday.

03/13 00:14:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
CAR 10
CLE 6
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
3:30pm Today
TOR
NYK
4:30pm Today
CLE
MEM
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MIA
BOS
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BRK
DET
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SAC
LAL
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ORL
PHI
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WAS
PHO
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MIN
IND
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OKC
NOP
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
1st OT
ARMY 68
MAINE 66
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
 
1st OT
CLST 68
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
2nd
UWGB 50
ARKLR 35
 
2nd
RAD 46
CORN 40
 
2nd
UNT 48
CREI 24
 
2nd
CAN 33
HC 30
 
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USB 41
GHND 35
 
2nd
OKST 35
MD 49
 
2nd
WINT 55
REIN 40
 
2nd
UGST 47
SMISS 35
 
2nd
NEOM 53
TXPA 42
 
2nd
STLU 38
VERM 36
 
2nd
UNCA 47
WCU 37
 
2nd
EVAN 47
ALAST 49
 
Half
HART 42
FIU 31
 
1st
VALPO 37
GOSHEN 25
 
1st
LIP 9
PEAY 4
 
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DEN 4
BRY 2
 
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MONT 10
SD 14
 
1st
MTST 11
TENST 0
 
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LAMON
 
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SCAR
COKR
 
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HAMP
NARZ
 
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SDCHR
 
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USC
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NICST
TROY
 
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UCI
 
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UGA
SHU
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APP
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KSU
NDST
 
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DAL
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CAR
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TOR
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WIN
PHI
3rd
NOS 7
ATL 20
 
3rd
HOU 16
BAL 7
 
4th
CAR 10
CLE 6
 
4th
CHI 14
DET 10
 
4th
TAM 3
GBP 13
 
4th
PIT 17
KAN 6
 
3rd
MIA 14
MIN 17
 
4th
NYJ 13
NEP 17
 
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NYG
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BUF
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DAL
IND
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