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Marion's big night leads Mavs to 12th straight win


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday March 9, 2010 12:24AM

MINNEAPOLIS (NBA.com exclusive) -- It's not that Shawn Marion forgot how to score. He's just been busy doing other things.

"He's really sacrificed so much of his game this year to be one of the best defenders, to get rebounds, to be a help defender, to be a screener," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said after the Mavericks extended their winning streak to 12 straight with a 125-112 victory over the Timberwolves. "Every week I tell him how important he is to us, how much, as a coach, I appreciate what he's done for us this year."

One thing he hasn't done is carry the Mavs' offense -- until they needed him. With Dallas playing without three members of its rotation and trying to cope with Dirk Nowitzki's early foul trouble, Marion rekindled memories of the unstoppable scorer from his Phoenix days. The 11-year veteran obliterated his previous season high (18 points) by erupting for 29 points to go with his game-high 14 rebounds.

"I'm really glad he had a big game," Carlisle said. "It's good for him. He's the guy who has made the biggest adjustment of any of our guys, and it's showing up in wins and losses."

A dozen straight wins, matter of fact, the Mavs' longest winning streak since 2006. But particularly gratifying for Dallas was how the streak was extended, considering that Brendan Haywood was sidelined by a sore back, Erick Dampier by an injured finger, and Jason Terry by facial surgery. The absence of Dampier and Haywood forced Dallas to play a small lineup for long stretches -- the Mavs defaulted into a zone defense much of the time, hoping to contain Wolves scoring machine Al Jefferson by collapsing around him -- and the tactic mostly worked.

Yes, Jefferson became the first Timberwolf to surpass 30 points this season by pounding his way to the basket for 36 points, and yes, point guard Ramon Sessions exploited the seams of the zone to get to the basket for five layups. But the rest of the Wolves combined to make just 35.4 percent of their shots over the zone, dooming Minnesota to its sixth straight loss and 12th in its last 13 games.

"It hurts us now that our big guys are out, but the zone has been effective for us. We're so small in there, but we can pack in the zone and try to rebound out of it," said Nowitzki, who collected 24 points despite being limited by foul trouble to fewer than 30 minutes for just the fourth time this season. "It's been fun to watch, but we definitely need our big guys back for defense. In the long run, that's not going to cut it. Smallball is just not going to win against the big boys."

The Wolves, who haven't won at the Target Center in more than a month, are definitely not the big boys, not when they commit 26 turnovers -- a shocking number of them self-inflicted. At one point during the first half, Minnesota had committed 15 turnovers to Dallas' one, basically negating the Wolves' unusually strong start. The Wolves opened a 19-9 lead and forced Nowitzki to the bench with two quick fouls, but then fumbled the ball away six times during Dallas' furious 15-0 comeback. The Mavs led 34-27 at the end of the first quarter, "which was really a spiritual boost for us," Carlisle said.

The rest of the game went much the same way, with Caron Butler scoring from outside (he finished with 23 points), Marion getting to the basket inside, and the Wolves making mistake after mistake. Minnesota tried to fight back -- center Ryan Hollins was even ejected for swiping at Dirk Nowitzki's head after losing a rebound, an offense judged flagrant by the officials. "Ryan was a little out of control," shrugged Nowitzki.

But Minnesota committed at least five infractions in every quarter, forestalling any chance of a comeback. The Wolves pulled within 10 points with 4:52 to play, but never got any closer. "When the (points-off-turnovers) differential is minus-24, you're staring at a hole that's just too big to dig yourself out of," Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis said.

Jefferson, in his first game back from a two-game suspension for a drunken-driving arrest, certainly tried. Despite frequently being swallowed up by triple coverage when he received the ball down low, the Wolves' scoring leader piled up 11 points before the game was six minutes old, as though hoping they could make up for his absence from Minnesota's three-point loss last week in Dallas.

"I feel like I let my teammates down" by being suspended, Jefferson said. "I was real anxious to get back. I got my confidence back and I know what I'm able to do."

So does Marion, even though he hasn't had to show it much for the Mavs this season.

"Anybody can get shots in this league. That's not what I'm about. All I want to do is win," said Marion, who topped his previous season-best in points by 11. "I've done a lot of things in this league, but I want to win a championship. I want to leave a legacy, and you've got to make sacrifices to succeed. So that's what I'm willing to do."

Jose Juan Barea set a new season high with nine assists, but left the game in the fourth quarter after turning his left ankle. He was taken for x-rays after the game, but said he believed his foot was merely sprained, not broken.

"Let's hope so," Nowitzki said. "It's time we started getting everybody healthy."

Mavericks
Timberwolves
     
    • 50.0%

    • 47.2%

    • 33.3%

    • 18.2%

    • 84.6%

    • 72.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL MIN
Total Rebounds 5 9
Offensive Rebounds 9 16
Turnovers 8 25
Fast Break Pts: 31 20
Biggest Lead: 18 10
Points in the Paint: 50 60
DAL MIN
p Marion   29 Jefferson   36
rb Marion   14 Jefferson   14
a 2 players   9 Flynn   8
s 2 players   3 Flynn   4
b 3 players   1 Jefferson   2
 
  • 12/01 - MIN @ DAL
  • 03/07 - DAL @ MIN
  • 03/24 - MIN @ DAL
Dallas Mavericks (55-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Butler F 41:57 9-19 3-6 2-2 +5 0 2 2 2 5 1 1 1 1 23
S. Marion F 37:54 14-25 0-0 1-2 +12 5 9 14 0 3 3 0 0 1 29
D. Nowitzki F 29:48 8-15 0-0 8-10 +14 1 5 6 3 4 1 0 1 0 24
R. Beaubois G 22:21 4-12 0-3 3-4 -1 1 4 5 4 2 1 1 1 0 11
J. Kidd G 36:30 4-8 2-5 2-2 +4 0 4 4 9 3 3 3 0 0 12
E. Najera   26:11 3-5 1-3 2-2 -2 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 9
J. Barea   30:05 4-8 1-2 0-0 +16 1 3 4 9 1 0 2 0 0 9
D. Stevenson   07:41 1-2 0-1 2-2 +8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
M. Carroll   07:34 1-2 0-1 2-2 +9 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 4
E. Dampier DND - Right Middle Finger Surgery
B. Haywood DND - Lower Back Tightness
J. Terry NWT - Facial Surgery
Total   240 48-96 7-21 22-26   9 30 39 29 24 11 8 3 2 125
  50.0% 33.3% 84.6%   team rebs: 5 total to: 9
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gomes F 36:45 5-12 0-3 2-2 0 1 7 8 5 3 0 3 0 0 12
A. Jefferson C-F 37:32 15-22 0-0 6-7 -10 5 9 14 2 2 0 1 2 1 36
R. Hollins C 26:21 5-8 0-0 3-5 -5 2 7 9 1 4 1 2 0 0 13
C. Brewer G-F 39:16 3-10 1-7 4-5 -12 2 5 7 5 3 0 3 0 0 11
J. Flynn G 30:01 4-12 2-6 3-3 -6 1 1 2 8 0 4 8 0 1 13
K. Love   12:01 1-7 0-0 4-4 -9 4 2 6 0 2 0 3 0 1 6
S. Pavlovic   20:48 3-10 1-6 0-3 -20 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 7
D. Milicic   18:32 1-3 0-0 1-2 +4 0 5 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 3
R. Sessions   17:59 5-5 0-0 1-2 -7 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 11
D. Wilkins   00:46 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Pecherov DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Tucker DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-89 4-22 24-33   16 39 55 26 20 6 25 2 3 112
  47.2% 18.2% 72.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 26

inactive

  • Mavericks: Thomas
  • Timberwolves: Ellington, Jawai

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: Nowitzki, Stevenson
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #52 Pat Fraher, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 14007
  • Duration: 2:25
Dallas Mavericks (45-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-51)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hollins vs Nowitzki (Jefferson gains possession)
  11:46
[MIN 2-0]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  11:28  
  11:27 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Nowitzki Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:18  
  11:11 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  11:01
[DAL 3-2]
 
  10:47 Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (2 ST) 
Butler Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Kidd (1 AST)  10:37
[DAL 5-2]
 
  10:21
[MIN 4-5]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:21  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Najera  10:21  
  10:21
[MIN 5-5]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:55
[MIN 7-5]
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beaubois Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:28
[MIN 9-5]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Butler Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:06 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:57 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:56 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:54
[MIN 11-5]
Jefferson Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Beaubois Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:44
[DAL 7-11]
 
  08:24 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:23  
Kidd Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:15
[DAL 9-11]
 
  08:01
[MIN 13-9]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gomes (1 AST) 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:35
[MIN 15-9]
Gomes Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:32  
Najera Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST)  07:30  
  07:27
[MIN 17-9]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST) 
Beaubois 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:54
[MIN 19-9]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST) 
Marion Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  06:36
[DAL 11-19]
 
  06:18 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
Kidd Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:11
[DAL 13-19]
 
Marion Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:59  
Beaubois Substitution replaced by Barea  05:59  
  05:59
[MIN 20-13]
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:59
[MIN 21-13]
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
Najera Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:47  
Najera Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:45
[DAL 15-21]
 
  05:33 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:32  
Marion Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  05:22
[DAL 17-21]
 
  05:14
[MIN 23-17]
Hollins Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Najera (1 AST)  04:55
[DAL 20-23]
 
Najera Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:48  
  04:48 Hollins Substitution replaced by Love 
  04:48 Brewer Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
  04:37 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Najera (1 ST) 
Marion Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kidd (2 AST)  04:31
[DAL 22-23]
 
  04:05 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:04 Team Rebound 
  04:04 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Butler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  03:50  
  03:48 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:45 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Kidd (1 ST) 
Butler Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  03:41
[DAL 24-23]
 
  03:26 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:25  
Marion Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Kidd (3 AST)  03:17
[DAL 26-23]
 
  03:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:10 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Milicic 
  03:02 Love Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Najera Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  02:46
[DAL 28-23]
 
  02:36 Flynn Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Barea Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kidd (4 AST)  02:19
[DAL 30-23]
 
  02:09 Love Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:09 Love Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:09 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Najera 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:56  
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  01:46  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:45  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:41  
Marion Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:39
[DAL 32-23]
 
  01:23
[MIN 25-32]
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Marion Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:23  
  01:23 Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:23 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:22 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK) 
  01:22 Team Rebound 
Marion Substitution replaced by Stevenson  01:22  
  01:08 Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Najera Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:07  
Kidd 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.5 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.0 Pavlovic Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:54.0 Pavlovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  00:54.0 Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Stevenson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:40.4 Team Rebound 
Najera Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:31.8  
  00:31.8
[MIN 26-32]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Najera Substitution replaced by Carroll  00:31.8  
  00:31.8 Milicic Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  00:31.8
[MIN 27-32]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:13.4 Love Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Stevenson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:13.4
[DAL 33-27]
 
  00:13.4 Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Butler Substitution replaced by Najera  00:13.4  
  00:13.4 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Stevenson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:13.4
[DAL 34-27]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (45-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-51)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:42
[DAL 36-27]
 
  11:30 Pavlovic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  11:22 Milicic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Carroll Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST)  11:15
[DAL 38-27]
 
  11:04
[MIN 29-38]
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:46
[DAL 40-29]
 
  10:26 Milicic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:24  
  10:24 Milicic Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Nowitzki Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carroll (1 AST)  10:11
[DAL 42-29]
 
  09:59
[MIN 31-42]
Pavlovic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Najera 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST)  09:48
[DAL 45-31]
 
Carroll Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:42  
  09:35 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:34  
Najera 3pt Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Barea Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:24  
  09:15
[MIN 33-45]
Pavlovic Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Carroll Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:15  
  09:15 Pavlovic Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Najera Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:15  
Stevenson Technical  09:11  
  09:11
[MIN 34-45]
Brewer Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:52 Brewer Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Timeout : Regular  08:52  
Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:33 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stevenson (1 ST) 
  08:28 Pavlovic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Carroll Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:28
[DAL 46-34]
 
Carroll Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:28
[DAL 47-34]
 
  08:08 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:07 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:03 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:02  
Stevenson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST)  07:56
[DAL 49-34]
 
  07:36
[MIN 36-49]
Sessions Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:25
[DAL 52-36]
 
  07:10
[MIN 38-52]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (7 AST)  06:57
[DAL 54-38]
 
  06:46 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:44 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:39 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:38  
  06:31 Jefferson Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
  06:31 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Gomes 
Nowitzki Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  06:31
[DAL 55-38]
 
  06:31 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love 
  06:31 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:21 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:13 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:11 Hollins Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Carroll Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:10  
Stevenson Substitution replaced by Marion  06:10  
Najera Substitution replaced by Butler  06:10  
  06:10
[MIN 39-55]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:10
[MIN 40-55]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barea (8 AST)  05:56
[DAL 57-40]
 
  05:34
[MIN 43-57]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:27  
Carroll Substitution replaced by Kidd  05:27  
  05:16 Brewer Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:04 Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:04  
Team Rebound  05:04  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:04
[DAL 58-43]
 
  04:53
[MIN 45-58]
Love Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (6 AST) 
Marion Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Kidd (5 AST)  04:42
[DAL 60-45]
 
  04:32 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:30  
Kidd 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barea (9 AST)  04:24
[DAL 63-45]
 
  04:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:03 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:02 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:00 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  03:58 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Team Rebound 
Nowitzki Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:56  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Najera  03:56  
  03:56 Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:56 Team Rebound 
  03:56 Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  03:55 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:53
[MIN 47-63]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Nowitzki Technical  03:43  
  03:43
[MIN 48-63]
Flynn Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  03:43 Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:32 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Kidd (2 ST) 
Kidd Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:20 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Kidd (3 ST) 
Butler Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:58
[MIN 51-63]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:38
[DAL 65-51]
 
  02:22 Hollins Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:22 Hollins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  02:22 Hollins Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Barea Substitution replaced by Beaubois  02:22  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:56 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beaubois Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:54  
Marion Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:48
[DAL 67-51]
 
Butler Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:33  
  01:33
[MIN 52-67]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:33
[MIN 53-67]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Marion Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Kidd (6 AST)  01:15
[DAL 69-53]
 
  00:58.4
[MIN 55-69]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (7 AST) 
  00:55.3 Gomes Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:55.3
[DAL 70-55]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:55.3
[DAL 71-55]
 
  00:47.3
[MIN 57-71]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.9 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:29.9
[MIN 59-71]
Gomes Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Kidd Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (2 ST)  00:10.9  
  00:05.9 Flynn Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beaubois (1 BLK) 
  00:05.1 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Butler Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:05.1  
  00:05.1
[MIN 60-71]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:05.1  
  00:05.1 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
  00:05.1
[MIN 61-71]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.2 Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (45-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-51)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Beaubois Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:29 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:28 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:21
[MIN 63-71]
Gomes Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beaubois (1 AST)  11:00
[DAL 74-63]
 
  10:46 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Beaubois Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:42  
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:41
[DAL 76-63]
 
  10:41 Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:41  
  10:41 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:29
[MIN 65-76]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Gomes (2 AST) 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:09 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:08  
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:54 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
Butler Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  09:50  
Butler Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:50  
  09:42 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (1 BLK) 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:41  
Beaubois Layup Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:32
[MIN 67-76]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Gomes (3 AST) 
Kidd Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:32  
  09:32
[MIN 68-76]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
  09:17 Gomes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:17  
Team Rebound  09:17  
Marion Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  09:17
[DAL 77-68]
 
  09:10
[MIN 70-77]
Hollins Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Flynn (8 AST) 
Beaubois Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (2 AST)  08:43
[DAL 79-70]
 
  08:27 Flynn Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:26  
Beaubois 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:05 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:04  
Kidd Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Flynn (3 ST)  07:56  
Beaubois Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:52  
  07:52 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:52 Team Rebound 
  07:52 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love 
  07:52
[MIN 71-79]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Beaubois Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:39
[DAL 81-71]
 
  07:28 Gomes Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Beaubois (2 AST)  07:14
[DAL 83-71]
 
  06:57 Love Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:56  
Marion Running Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Beaubois (3 AST)  06:50
[DAL 85-71]
 
  06:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:50 Love Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
  06:50 Hollins Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  06:30 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Beaubois (1 ST) 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  06:24  
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  06:23  
Jefferson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:22  
Marion Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:22
[DAL 87-71]
 
  06:04 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  06:03  
Nowitzki Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Kidd (7 AST)  05:57
[DAL 89-71]
 
  05:39 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Team Rebound 
  05:39 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  05:39 Brewer Substitution replaced by Milicic 
  05:27 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:26  
Beaubois 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Beaubois Substitution replaced by Barea  04:57  
  04:50
[MIN 73-89]
Jefferson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Marion Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:50  
  04:50 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:49  
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:23 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  04:22  
Butler Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:05
[DAL 91-73]
 
  03:52 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:51
[MIN 75-91]
Jefferson Tip Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
  03:36 Milicic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  03:36 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:36
[DAL 92-75]
 
Marion Substitution replaced by Najera  03:36  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:36
[DAL 93-75]
 
  03:25
[MIN 77-93]
Milicic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:58
[MIN 79-93]
Sessions Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:31
[MIN 82-93]
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:11 Najera Violation:Kicked Ball 
  01:59 Gomes Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:58  
Butler Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:52
[DAL 95-82]
 
  01:38 Love Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (1 ST)  01:30  
  01:25 Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:24  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:16 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Najera Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:11  
  01:11 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Marion  01:11  
  01:11
[MIN 83-95]
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:11
[MIN 84-95]
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Marion Jump Bank Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Kidd (8 AST)  00:55.8
[DAL 97-84]
 
  00:44.9 Milicic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.8 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:04.9 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:03.9 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:01.3 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  00:00.6  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:48
[MIN 86-97]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Gomes (4 AST) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  11:12 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:11  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:05
[DAL 99-86]
 
  10:47 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Jefferson Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  10:46 Jefferson Tip Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:45  
Marion Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST)  10:35
[DAL 101-86]
 
  10:24
[MIN 88-101]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Brewer (5 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:05 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  09:52
[MIN 90-101]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:45  
  09:45 Milicic Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Najera Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  09:45  
Kidd Substitution replaced by Beaubois  09:45  
Marion Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK)  09:29  
Beaubois Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:28  
Butler Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Beaubois (4 AST)  09:23
[DAL 103-90]
 
  09:08 Jefferson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  08:46  
Marion Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  08:45  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (3 AST)  08:26
[DAL 106-90]
 
  08:19
[MIN 92-106]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Nowitzki Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:19  
  08:19
[MIN 93-106]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:05
[DAL 108-93]
 
  07:50
[MIN 95-108]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:30 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:22 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nowitzki (1 ST) 
  07:18 Gomes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Beaubois Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:18
[DAL 109-95]
 
  07:18 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
Beaubois Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:18
[DAL 110-95]
 
  07:02 Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Marion (3 ST) 
Marion Driving Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS)  06:59
[DAL 112-95]
 
  06:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:47
[MIN 97-112]
Hollins Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gomes (5 AST) 
Beaubois Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:27  
  06:08 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:06 Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  06:01 Hollins Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:01 Hollins Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:33
[MIN 99-112]
Flynn Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:17 Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Beaubois Substitution replaced by Kidd  05:17  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:04  
Kidd Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hollins (1 ST)  04:54  
  04:52
[MIN 101-112]
Hollins Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Kidd Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:52  
  04:52 Gomes Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
  04:52
[MIN 102-112]
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:31 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  04:11 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:08 Flynn Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:07  
Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Flynn (4 ST)  03:56  
Butler Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:50  
  03:50 Pavlovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:50 Team Rebound 
  03:50 Pavlovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:49  
  03:48 Hollins Foul : Flagrant Type 2 (4 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  03:48  
  03:48 Hollins Ejection:First Flagrant Type 2 
  03:48 Hollins Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Nowitzki Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  03:48
[DAL 113-102]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  03:48
[DAL 114-102]
 
  03:30 Milicic Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  03:30
[DAL 115-102]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  03:30
[DAL 116-102]
 
  03:18
[MIN 104-116]
Flynn Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Butler Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  02:43  
  02:43 Timeout : Regular 
  02:43
[MIN 105-116]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (35 PTS) 
  02:43
[MIN 106-116]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS) 
  02:29 Milicic Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Barea Substitution replaced by Najera  02:29  
Najera Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:29
[DAL 117-106]
 
Najera Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:29
[DAL 118-106]
 
  02:27 Flynn Turnover : Double Dribble (8 TO) 
Najera Substitution replaced by Beaubois  02:27  
Beaubois Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Beaubois Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:07  
  02:07 Milicic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:07 Team Rebound 
  02:07
[MIN 107-118]
Milicic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:55 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:43 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:34 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beaubois Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:33  
  01:27 Brewer Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Kidd Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:27
[DAL 119-107]
 
Kidd Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:27
[DAL 120-107]
 
  01:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:23 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:22  
Marion Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Kidd (9 AST)  01:19
[DAL 122-107]
 
  01:08
[MIN 110-122]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Milicic (2 AST) 
  01:02 Brewer Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Beaubois Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:02  
Team Rebound  01:02  
Beaubois Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:02
[DAL 123-110]
 
  00:54.9 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beaubois Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:52.9  
Beaubois Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:30.9
[DAL 125-110]
 
Kidd Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:29.1  
Kidd Substitution replaced by Carroll  00:29.1  
Marion Substitution replaced by Stevenson  00:29.1  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Najera  00:29.1  
  00:29.1
[MIN 111-125]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:29.1
[MIN 112-125]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:05.1  
  00:01.8 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beaubois Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:00.3  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSSW-DAL Local 8:00 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DAL
1st Southwest
55
27
8-2
28-13
27-14
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DAL
2 players 26.7
2 players 8.2
2 players 7.0
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.3
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4

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