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Hornets buzz Mavericks in Paul's return


By Larry Holder, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday March 23, 2010 2:43AM

NEW ORLEANS (NBA.com exclusive) -- The New Orleans Hornets weren't going to let Chris Paul cost them overage time in his first game back since surgery on his left knee sat him down for the previous 25 games.

Hornets coach Jeff Bower was only going to let Paul play a maximum of 20 minutes in New Orleans' 115-99 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. The team held staunch even through Paul's pleas.

"I had to save those minutes because it was like I was a cell phone," Paul said. "At halftime I kept telling the guys I only had 12 minutes left. That's all I had was my daytime minutes."

Paul came out cold to start the game after his lengthy hiatus, and so did the Hornets as the Mavericks led by as many as 16 points in the first quarter. Paul was held scoreless through three quarters. That's how bad it was for Paul.

"I felt embarrassed the way they were doubling off of me," Paul said. "I know D(avid) West has been playing unbelievable, but those shots I was missing I was wide open. I felt if I had those opportunities in the second half, that I had to make the shots because I was almost embarrassed when they were leaving me."

But when Paul left with about four minutes left in the opening quarter, the Hornets took off as they eventually went on a 23-0 run in the second and third quarters to blow past Dallas to the easy win.

And once Paul re-entered the game his comfort level increased exponentially. He went 4-for-6 from the field, including 3-for-4 from 3-point land, to score all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter.

Bower said there were a number of reasons for not shutting down Paul for the remainder of the season despite the Hornets being an extreme longshot to make the postseason.

"There's an opportunity for us to improve a lot as a team, play combinations of players together, compete against each opponent," Bower said. "The fact that he's been cleared medically and has been given the green light to return to participation is the most important factor. We would not be rushing him back if he wasn't medically cleared and ready to return to play."

Paul said he didn't know if he was going to be able to return at all this season. He felt like he could, but the inability for the team to practice leading up to the end of Paul's rehab left some doubt in his mind. The only way he said he would know if he was ready was to play.

Though Paul's production didn't really play a major role in Monday's game, there's no question it opened things up for the likes of Marcus Thornton, David West, Morris Peterson and Darren Collison.

Thornton shifted to a starting role at the two-spot and Peterson moved over to the three-spot. The move worked.

Thornton said it was "fun" that he had to be mentally prepared early to start. After the Mavericks' Caron Butler took advantage of Thornton's lack of defensive prowess, the rookie calmed down and heated up offensively leading to a game-high 28 points.

"Just having (Paul's) floor leadership," Thornton said. "He doesn't have to score for us to be successful. He does a lot of other things to impact the game. Just having him out there was great. ...If he's not scoring, he's creating for others. It's good for me and all the rest of the players."

Peterson responded with a season-high 20 points, while West added 25 points and a career-high 10 assists.

Then there was Collison, Paul's fill-in. Collison's role was reduced to just 34 minutes, which is a reduction considering he's played entire games at times during Paul's absence. Yet Collison didn't miss a beat coming off the bench with 16 points and eight assists.

"I've been telling people with all this time I've been out, all I've had time to do was shoot," Paul said. "So I told DC (Collison) before the game that when we're in the game together, that's still your team. If you see me open, just kick it to me and maybe I'll make a few shots."

Jason Terry led the Mavs with 24 points. Dirk Nowitzki was held to 16 points and never shot a free throw.

Mavericks
Hornets
     
    • 51.9%

    • 54.2%

    • 50.0%

    • 50.0%

    • 53.8%

    • 76.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL NOH
Total Rebounds 6 8
Offensive Rebounds 11 8
Turnovers 18 10
Fast Break Pts: 15 16
Biggest Lead: 16 21
Points in the Paint: 42 42
DAL NOH
p Terry   24 Thornton   28
rb Haywood   9 2 players   6
a Kidd   6 West   10
s Najera   2 3 players   2
b 2 players   2 Okafor   2
 
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  • 11/17 - DAL @ NOH
  • 03/09 - DAL @ NOH
  • 04/13 - NOH @ 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
S. Marion F 35:30 6-12 0-1 2-5 -1 3 5 8 4 3 1 3 2 1 14
D. Nowitzki F 34:57 8-12 0-0 0-0 -19 1 4 5 3 3 0 5 0 0 16
B. Haywood C 25:50 5-8 0-0 0-0 -2 4 5 9 0 2 0 2 2 0 10
C. Butler F 32:40 5-13 0-1 2-4 -10 2 4 6 3 1 0 1 1 1 12
J. Kidd G 32:13 2-8 2-4 0-0 -3 0 4 4 6 1 1 3 0 0 6
E. Najera   17:20 3-4 0-1 0-1 -3 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 6
J. Terry   28:59 9-16 5-8 1-1 -23 0 2 2 4 1 0 2 0 0 24
E. Dampier   10:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 -10 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
J. Barea   08:02 1-2 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
R. Beaubois   07:45 3-4 1-1 2-2 -4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9
D. Stevenson   03:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Carroll   03:17 0-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total   240 42-81 8-16 7-13   11 25 36 22 18 4 18 6 3 99
  51.9% 50.0% 53.8%   team rebs: 6 total to: 20
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Peterson G 35:46 8-11 4-7 0-0 +4 1 4 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 20
D. West F 39:33 10-17 0-0 5-5 +14 2 4 6 10 2 2 1 0 2 25
E. Okafor C 20:32 0-2 0-0 1-4 -13 2 4 6 1 1 0 3 2 0 1
M. Thornton G 37:08 12-22 4-9 0-0 +1 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 28
C. Paul G 20:59 4-9 3-5 0-0 -8 0 0 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 11
D. Collison   34:34 6-15 1-2 3-4 +28 1 3 4 8 1 2 3 0 2 16
A. Gray   10:24 1-2 0-0 2-2 +3 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
D. Songaila   22:14 4-4 0-0 0-0 +30 0 5 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 8
J. Posey   17:41 0-1 0-1 0-0 +20 0 2 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0
J. Wright   01:09 0-0 0-0 2-2 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
S. Marks DND - Strained Right Shoulder
P. Stojakovic DND - Lower Abdominal Strain
Total   240 45-83 12-24 13-17   8 29 37 33 15 9 10 3 6 115
  54.2% 50.0% 76.5%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14

inactive

  • Mavericks: Thomas
  • Hornets: Diogu

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #34 Marc Davis, #67 John Goble
  • Attendance: 14047
  • Duration: 2:11
Dallas Mavericks (46-24) New Orleans Hornets (34-38)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okafor vs Haywood (Peterson gains possession)
  11:42 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Haywood Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:18 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:09 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:08  
Marion Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  10:55
[DAL 2-0]
 
  10:30
[NOH 3-2]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  10:17
[DAL 4-3]
 
  09:58 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:56  
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:49  
  09:39 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
Haywood Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kidd (1 AST)  09:32
[DAL 6-3]
 
  09:13 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:12  
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kidd (2 AST)  08:59
[DAL 8-3]
 
Nowitzki Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:43  
  08:29 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:29 Team Rebound 
  08:29 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  08:16
[DAL 10-3]
 
  07:54 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:52  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:47  
  07:46 Paul Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:46  
Team Rebound  07:46  
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:46  
  07:46 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32
[NOH 5-10]
Peterson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Butler Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:15
[DAL 12-5]
 
  07:00 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
Butler Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Marion (2 AST)  06:54
[DAL 14-5]
 
  06:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:38 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:37  
Kidd 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  06:29
[DAL 17-5]
 
  06:14 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:09 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:08  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:00 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Butler Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
  05:37 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Najera  05:20  
Butler Substitution replaced by Terry  05:20  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:13 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Marion Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:10  
  05:01 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
Marion Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:58
[DAL 19-5]
 
  04:39
[NOH 7-19]
Peterson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Marion (3 AST)  04:25
[DAL 22-7]
 
  04:11 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:11  
Haywood Layup Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:56 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:43 Okafor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Najera (1 ST) 
Kidd Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:40  
  03:40 Paul Substitution replaced by Collison 
  03:26
[NOH 9-22]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  03:26  
Haywood Layup Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:06 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:03  
Terry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:57
[DAL 24-9]
 
  02:34
[NOH 11-24]
Thornton Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Najera (1 AST)  02:13
[DAL 27-11]
 
Najera Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:57  
Haywood Substitution replaced by Dampier  01:57  
  01:57 Okafor Substitution replaced by Gray 
  01:57
[NOH 12-27]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:57
[NOH 13-27]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Najera Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  01:42
[DAL 29-13]
 
  01:18
[NOH 16-29]
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Kidd (3 AST)  01:05
[DAL 32-16]
 
  00:44.1
[NOH 19-32]
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
  00:32.6 Collison Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.6  
Team Rebound  00:18.6  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:18.6  
  00:02.9 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Gray Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:01.0 Gray Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dampier (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (46-24) New Orleans Hornets (34-38)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:44
[DAL 34-19]
 
  11:25 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:24  
Dampier Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  11:13  
Dampier Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:13  
  11:01
[NOH 21-34]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gray (1 AST) 
Terry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Songaila (1 ST)  10:46  
  10:31
[NOH 23-34]
Collison Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:16 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:10 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:08  
Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST)  10:06  
  09:47
[NOH 25-34]
Thornton Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:40  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Gray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:22 Gray Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Barea Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:03  
  09:00 Thornton Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:59  
Butler Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  08:48
[DAL 36-25]
 
  08:31 Collison Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Gray Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Barea Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:15  
  08:15 Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:15 Team Rebound 
Barea Substitution replaced by Beaubois  08:15  
  08:15 Thornton Substitution replaced by Peterson 
  08:15 Gray Substitution replaced by West 
  08:15
[NOH 26-36]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Nowitzki Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collison (2 ST)  07:53  
  07:48 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:47 Peterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:47
[NOH 28-36]
Peterson Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Beaubois Layup Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:14
[NOH 30-36]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
Dampier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:52  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (2 AST)  06:45
[DAL 39-30]
 
Beaubois Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:31  
  06:19 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:17 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:10 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:09  
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST)  06:05
[DAL 41-30]
 
  05:38
[NOH 32-41]
West Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:23
[DAL 43-32]
 
  05:06
[NOH 34-43]
Peterson Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:38
[NOH 37-43]
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
Beaubois Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:27
[DAL 45-37]
 
  04:07
[NOH 39-45]
West Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST)  03:58  
  03:49
[NOH 41-45]
West Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:47  
Timeout : Official  03:47  
Dampier Substitution replaced by Haywood  03:47  
Beaubois Substitution replaced by Kidd  03:47  
Terry Substitution replaced by Marion  03:47  
  03:30 Songaila Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Haywood Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:08  
  02:58
[NOH 43-45]
West Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST) 
Haywood Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:48  
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Butler Substitution replaced by Terry  02:48  
  02:48 Peterson Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  02:34
[NOH 45-45]
Collison Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:13 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:10 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:09
[NOH 47-45]
Collison Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Nowitzki Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  01:37  
  01:37
[NOH 48-45]
West Free Throw Technical (13 PTS) 
  01:26 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Haywood (1 BLK) 
  01:26 Team Rebound 
  01:24
[NOH 50-45]
Songaila Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Posey (3 AST) 
Marion Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:09  
  00:58.9 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:56.8  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
Haywood Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:41.3  
  00:41.3 Posey Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Kidd Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:34.3  
  00:29.1 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:28.4  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:02.9 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.8
[NOH 52-45]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (46-24) New Orleans Hornets (34-38)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Haywood Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Peterson (1 ST)  11:45  
  11:36
[NOH 55-45]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: West (6 AST) 
Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Peterson (2 ST)  11:24  
Kidd Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:21  
  11:21
[NOH 56-45]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  11:21
[NOH 57-45]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Nowitzki Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  11:04  
  10:59
[NOH 60-45]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:57  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:20 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:18  
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  10:09  
Team Rebound  10:08  
Nowitzki Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:56
[DAL 47-60]
 
  09:36 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:36 Team Rebound 
Haywood Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  09:36  
  09:22
[NOH 62-47]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  09:09 Peterson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:09
[DAL 48-62]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:09
[DAL 49-62]
 
  08:49 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Haywood Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:49  
  08:49 Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK)  08:37  
Haywood Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:36  
Haywood Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:35
[DAL 51-62]
 
Marion Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:15  
  08:15 Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:15 Team Rebound 
  08:15
[NOH 63-51]
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Kidd Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:55  
Nowitzki Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:55
[DAL 53-63]
 
  07:28 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:26 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:21
[NOH 66-53]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: West (7 AST) 
  07:03 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:53 Peterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:47 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:46  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Marion (4 AST)  06:37
[DAL 55-66]
 
  06:22 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:21  
Nowitzki Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  06:16  
  06:10
[NOH 68-55]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Collison (5 AST) 
Haywood Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST)  06:01
[DAL 57-68]
 
  05:40 Collison Jump Shot: Missed Block: Haywood (2 BLK) 
  05:40 Team Rebound 
  05:33 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Nowitzki Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:18
[DAL 59-68]
 
Nowitzki Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:57  
  04:57 Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:57 Team Rebound 
  04:57 Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:55  
Kidd Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
Haywood Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:43  
Butler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (2 BLK)  04:33  
  04:31 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:26
[NOH 71-59]
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Haywood Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Butler (3 AST)  04:10
[DAL 61-71]
 
Marion Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:55  
  03:55
[NOH 72-61]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Butler Substitution replaced by Terry  03:55  
  03:55
[NOH 73-61]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Kidd Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
Haywood Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:31  
Haywood Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:31
[DAL 63-73]
 
  03:13 West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Marion (1 BLK) 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:11  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Kidd (4 AST)  03:06
[DAL 66-73]
 
  03:06 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  03:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:51 Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Kidd (1 ST) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:35
[NOH 76-66]
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Collison (6 AST) 
Terry Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Kidd (5 AST)  02:14
[DAL 68-76]
 
  01:48 Okafor Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
  01:48 Thornton Substitution replaced by Paul 
Marion Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  01:31  
  01:31 Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  01:15
[NOH 78-68]
West Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Songaila (2 AST) 
  00:58.7 West Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:50.3
[DAL 70-78]
 
  00:27.4
[NOH 80-70]
West Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Collison (7 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:West (2 ST)  00:06.1  
  00:02.1
[NOH 82-70]
Collison Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Peterson (1 AST) 
Marion 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:40
[NOH 84-70]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Collison (8 AST) 
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:18 Peterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:17 Team Timeout : Short 
  11:05
[NOH 86-70]
Paul Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:40 Collison Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Najera (2 ST) 
Najera Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:39
[DAL 72-86]
 
  10:23
[NOH 88-72]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
Barea Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:12
[DAL 74-88]
 
Nowitzki Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:50  
  09:50
[NOH 89-74]
Gray Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:50
[NOH 90-74]
Gray Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Terry (4 AST)  09:31
[DAL 76-90]
 
  09:22 Paul Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:22 Paul Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Najera Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (3 AST)  09:07
[DAL 78-90]
 
  09:07 Peterson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  09:07 Gray Substitution replaced by West 
Najera Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:07  
  09:05 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:50
[NOH 93-78]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: West (8 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:23  
  08:23 Collison Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  08:02
[NOH 96-78]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (9 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  07:43  
Barea Substitution replaced by Kidd  07:43  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Marion  07:43  
  07:28
[NOH 98-78]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:28  
  07:18 Paul Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Kidd Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:04 Peterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:56 West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK) 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:53  
  06:46 West Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Terry Free Throw Technical (21 PTS)  06:46
[DAL 79-98]
 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Kidd (6 AST)  06:41
[DAL 82-98]
 
  06:15
[NOH 100-82]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Najera 3pt Shot: Missed  05:52  
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:51  
Butler Tip Shot: Missed  05:51  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:49  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:42  
Marion Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:41
[DAL 84-100]
 
  05:41 Songaila Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:41 Peterson Substitution replaced by Posey 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:41  
  05:40 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:32 Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation 
Kidd Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  05:19  
  05:15
[NOH 102-84]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Posey (4 AST) 
Marion Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:00
[DAL 86-102]
 
  04:38 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:37  
  04:28 Posey Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:28
[DAL 87-102]
 
Marion Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:28
[DAL 88-102]
 
  04:06 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:05
[NOH 104-88]
Thornton Putback Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:43
[NOH 106-88]
West Step Back Jump shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Terry Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:17  
  03:17 Songaila Substitution replaced by Collison 
Butler Substitution replaced by Stevenson  03:17  
Terry Substitution replaced by Carroll  03:17  
Kidd Substitution replaced by Beaubois  03:17  
  03:06
[NOH 109-88]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Posey (5 AST) 
Carroll Layup Shot: Missed  02:53  
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:51  
Marion Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:51
[DAL 90-109]
 
  02:25 Collison Jump Shot: Missed Block: Marion (2 BLK) 
  02:24 West Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:23 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Beaubois Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:06
[DAL 92-109]
 
  01:49 Collison Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (3 TO) 
  01:49 West Substitution replaced by Gray 
Marion Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beaubois (1 AST)  01:42
[DAL 94-109]
 
Najera Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:36  
  01:18 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:17  
  01:09 Posey Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:09  
Team Rebound  01:09  
  01:09 Paul Substitution replaced by Wright 
Marion Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:09  
  01:07 Gray Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:45.7
[NOH 111-94]
Collison Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Carroll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK)  00:39.9  
  00:38.8 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Carroll Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:38.8  
  00:38.8
[NOH 112-94]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:38.8
[NOH 113-94]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Beaubois 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:30.0
[DAL 97-113]
 
  00:07.7
[NOH 115-97]
Gray Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:00.4 Posey Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (4 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.4  
Beaubois Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:00.4
[DAL 98-115]
 
Beaubois Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  00:00.4
[DAL 99-115]
 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- CST Local 8:00 pm ET
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DAL
1st Southwest
55
27
8-2
28-13
27-14
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
 
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
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1

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