DALLAS (Ticker) -- Playing at home has not been much of an advantage in the Western Conference first-round series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets.

The fourth-seeded Mavericks will try to reverse that trend Monday when they host the pivotal fifth game against the fifth-seeded Rockets.

Houston appeared to have a firm grasp on the series after claiming the first two games in Dallas. But the Mavericks climbed back into the series with a pair of road wins, overcoming a fourth-quarter deficit on both occasions.

Trailing by six points with 5:40 left in the final quarter of Game Four on Saturday, Dallas used a 9-0 run to take the lead for good. Jason Terry's 3-pointer with just under 30 seconds remaining was the dagger as the Mavericks posted a 97-93 victory.

For the second straight game, Dallas rallied thanks in large part to its ability to shut down Houston All-Star Tracy McGrady in the fourth quarter.

McGrady, who never has won a playoff series in his eight-year career, managed just two of his 36 points in the final 12 minutes Saturday. In Game Three, he was limited to one basket in the fourth quarter when the Rockets wilted down the stretch.

Terry scored 24 of his 32 points in the second half, when he made 5-of-7 shots from the arc. Michael Finley added 18 for Dallas, which is trying to become the third team in NBA history to win a series after losing the first two at home.

To win their third straight in the series, the Mavs likely will need a better performance from leading scorer Dirk Nowitzki, who scored just 18 points Saturday. Nowitzki had scored at least 20 points in his previous eight postseason contests.

Game Six will be in Houston on Thursday.