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NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Orlando



(Saturday, November 16th)

Final Score: Dallas 108, Orlando 100

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Monta Ellis scored a team-high 19 points with eight assists, while Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Orlando Magic, 108-100, at Amway Center.

Dallas led 100-91 with 3:11 remaining in the game after Jose Calderon drove the near sideline and whipped it back to Nowitzki, who buried a triple from the wing to give the Mavericks enough cushion to hold off the Magic.

Arron Afflalo continued his hot shooting for Orlando, leading all scorers with 25 points going 13-of-14 from the charity stripe. Nikola Vucevic added 16 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

Calderon finished with 11 points and nine helpers while DeJuan Blair netted 18 points off the bench for Dallas, which will head home to begin a three-game homestand on Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

"(DeJuan) Blair's been great. He's doing a lot of good things at both ends," said Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. "He's given us toughness, rebounding, screening. He's given us a physical presence. We had a lot of guys play well."

Dallas used a 20-6 run that spanned from the final 2:45 of the first quarter and the first four minutes of the second to take a comfortable 40-28 lead. Calderon started the spurt with a 3-pointer and six Mavericks contributed to stretch the lead to double-digits.

The Dallas lead grew to as many as 15, its largest lead of the game. in the first half after a Blair floater with 1:08 left in the second frame.

After Orlando cut the lead to 11, Nowitzki hit a jumper with 4.1 seconds left to take a 59-46 advantage at the break.

"Turnovers got us behind a little bit especially in that first half," said Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn. "We gave up 59 points and a lot of those were off our turnovers which. We talked about it and will continue to address it, we dug ourselves a little hole."

A Vucevic hook shot midway through the fourth trimmed the Mavericks lead to 91-87, the Magic's lowest deficit since the first quarter, but that is as close as Orlando would get.

The Magic wilted down the stretch, making only three field goals and committing three turnovers following the Nowitzki triple.

Orlando rookie Victor Oladipo scored 10 points, all in the second half, with six assists, but committed nine turnovers.

Game Notes

Orlando shot 52.9 percent from the field (37-of-70) compared to Dallas at 51.2 percent (43-of-84) ... Orlando outrebounded Dallas 40-30, but committed 19 turnovers to Dallas' 10 ... The Magic will host the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

11/17 01:31:10 ET

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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
 
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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
 
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y= clinched division title
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