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Notebook: Mavericks 101, Suns 98


Micah Powell, for NBA.com
Posted Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:11 AM - Updated Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:11 AM

THE FACT: With the win, the Mavericks clinched a spot in the postseason for the 13th time in the last 14 seasons. Only the Spurs have made more trips to the playoffs in that span.

THE LEAD: Monta Ellis scored 27 points, and Dirk Nowitzki added 23 to help the Mavericks overcome a double-digit deficit and defeat the Suns 101-98 to punch their ticket to the playoffs.

Brandan Wright blocked Eric Bledsoe's layup attempt with 12 seconds remaining, Ellis hit two free throws and Markieff Morris' 3-point shot with time winding down drew iron, to send Dallas (49-32) to the win. Ellis and Nowitzki combined to score 19 of the Mavericks 26 points in the final frame.

Bledsoe led the way for the Suns (47-33), who fell a half-game back of Memphis for the eighth and final playoff spot, with 29 points on 11-for-15 shooting. Phoenix will host the Grizzlies Monday night in a must-win game to keep their playoff hopes alive.

QUOTABLE: "Monta Ellis, at the time we needed him most, stepped up and played his biggest game of the year. He had to play the whole second half -- we couldn't get him out."
-- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle

THE STAT: Phoenix was red hot from 3-point range in the first half, making six of its eight attempts en route to a 57-46 lead heading into intermission. Dallas buckled down on defense in the following half, holding the Suns to just 2-of-9 from long range while knocking down seven of their own.

TURNING POINT: Trailing by 13 points midway through the third quarter, Dallas went on a 39-20 run bridging the third and fourth quarters to pull ahead 94-89 early in the final frame. Ellis scored 17 points in the stretch, hitting three 3-pointers.

QUOTABLE II: "It's really tough to talk right now. We lost the most important game of the season. No one expected us to do so well. We have good chemistry. We are still going to fight until the end. We have two games left and hopefully we can win the next game against Memphis, and if so, anything is possible."
-- Suns' Goran Dragic

HOT: Nowitzki scored just two points in the first half but exploded for 21 in the second, connecting on 7-for-10 shots, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. ... Ellis was just as good after the break, racking up 23 points while hitting eight of his 12 attempts.

QUOTABLE III: "[Nowitzki] is just one of the most amazing guys I have been around, and I've been around some pretty amazing guys. He was not going to allow us to lose this game tonight."
-- Rick Carlisle on Nowitzki

NOT: Dragic, who was nursing a sprained ankle, hit just 3-for-10 shots in the second half. ... Jose Calderon was held scoreless while shooting 0-for-3 from the field in just 17 minutes.

GOOD MOVE: Channing Frye was hitting on all cylinders early, knocking down his first five 3-point attempts. Dallas opted to guard Frye with the more athletic Wright instead of Samuel Dalembert and it paid off, as Wright notched his first double-double of the season.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Bledsoe did a little bit of everything for Phoenix, posting 29 points, six assists, four steals and four rebounds.

NOTABLE: Vince Carter scored 10 points to help him surpass Adrian Dantley (23,177) for 25th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. ... Dallas can lock up the seventh seed with a Grizzlies loss. ... Due to Memphis holding the tiebreaker over Phoenix, the Suns need to win its next two games, including a Monday tilt against Memphis, and hope for another Grizzlies loss to either the Lakers or Mavericks to secure a playoff spot.

UP NEXT: For the Mavericks, Wednesday @ Memphis. For the Suns, Monday vs. Memphis, Wednesday @ Sacramento.

PHX
DAL
     
    • 46.2%

    • 49.4%

    • 47.1%

    • 45.8%

    • 78.3%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX DAL
Total Rebounds 41 42
Offensive Rebounds 12 9
Turnovers 18 19
Fast Break Pts: 21 20
Biggest Lead: 13 8
Points in the Paint: 32 38
PHX DAL
p Bledsoe   29 Ellis   37
rb Green   7 Wright   11
a Bledsoe   6 Harris   6
s 2 players   4 Marion   3
b Plumlee   2 Wright   3
 
  • 12/21 - DAL 108 @ PHX 123
  • 01/17 - DAL 110 @ PHX 107
  • 04/12 - PHX 98 @ DAL 101
Phoenix Suns (47-33)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 31:19 2-7 0-2 2-3 -8 2 3 5 1 4 4 3 0 0 6
C. Frye F 34:30 7-13 5-6 2-2 +11 0 6 6 0 3 1 1 1 0 21
M. Plumlee C 16:33 2-2 0-0 0-0 +8 3 3 6 0 1 1 1 2 0 4
G. Dragic G 40:29 6-18 0-3 1-3 +5 1 4 5 4 4 1 2 0 3 13
E. Bledsoe G 40:39 11-15 2-2 5-7 +6 0 4 4 6 2 4 7 1 1 29
M. Morris   31:27 2-8 0-1 4-4 -11 4 2 6 2 1 2 0 0 1 8
G. Green   27:19 2-9 1-3 4-4 -11 1 6 7 0 1 2 3 0 0 9
M. Morris   14:43 3-4 0-0 0-0 -13 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 6
I. Smith   03:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Christmas DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Goodwin DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Len DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-78 8-17 18-23   12 29 41 14 18 16 18 4 5 98
  46.2% 47.1% 78.3%   team rebs: 2 total to: 18
Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Marion F 33:56 3-6 1-2 0-0 -10 1 5 6 1 1 3 3 0 0 7
D. Nowitzki F 39:05 8-15 3-6 4-4 +3 0 8 8 3 2 2 4 1 1 23
S. Dalembert C 14:26 2-5 0-0 2-2 -4 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
M. Ellis G 43:28 15-23 3-4 4-7 -2 0 4 4 5 3 2 5 0 0 37
J. Calderon G 17:02 0-3 0-1 0-0 -9 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
B. Wright   32:14 5-8 0-0 2-2 +6 5 6 11 1 3 1 1 3 1 12
D. Harris   31:03 1-4 1-4 0-0 +13 0 2 2 6 3 1 2 0 0 3
V. Carter   21:01 4-13 2-6 0-0 +10 0 5 5 2 5 2 3 0 1 10
J. Crowder   01:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Larkin   05:47 1-2 1-1 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
D. Blair DNP - Coach's Decision
W. Ellington DNP - Coach's Decision
B. James DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-79 11-24 12-15   9 33 42 21 18 11 19 5 4 101
  49.4% 45.8% 80.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 19

inactive

  • Suns: Barbosa, Okafor
  • Mavericks: Ledo, Mekel

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Mavericks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #40 Leon Wood
  • Attendance: 20413
  • Duration: 2:25
Phoenix Suns (47-33) Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dalembert vs Plumlee (Nowitzki gains possession)
  11:39 Calderon Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:38  
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST)  11:16  
  11:11 Marion Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST)  11:01
[PHX 3-0]
 
  10:47 Ellis Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:46 Dalembert Layup Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:45  
Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:32
[PHX 5-0]
 
  10:07
[DAL 2-5]
Nowitzki Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  09:52
[PHX 8-2]
 
  09:37
[DAL 4-8]
Dalembert Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellis (1 AST) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:15  
  09:02 Marion Layup Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:00  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:41
[DAL 6-8]
Ellis Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Frye Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:11  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  08:11  
  07:57
[DAL 8-8]
Ellis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST)  07:39
[PHX 11-8]
 
  07:21 Ellis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST) 
Bledsoe Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:18
[PHX 13-8]
 
  07:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mark Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:08  
  07:01 Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:00  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST)  06:50
[PHX 16-8]
 
  06:38 Calderon Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  06:38 Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:38  
  06:38
[DAL 9-16]
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:38
[DAL 10-16]
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nowitzki (1 ST)  06:22  
  06:14 Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:12  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:52
[DAL 12-16]
Dalembert Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (1 BLK)  05:37  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:35  
Tucker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:35  
  05:35 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Wright 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Green  05:35  
  05:21 Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:19  
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Marion (2 ST)  05:09  
  04:53 Wright Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:52  
Bledsoe Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  04:46  
  04:41 Ellis Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Team Rebound 
Frye Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  04:41  
  04:41 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Harris 
  04:41 Calderon Substitution replaced by Carter 
Frye Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  04:41  
  04:35
[DAL 14-16]
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST)  04:22
[PHX 18-14]
 
  04:07 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:06  
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:00
[PHX 20-14]
 
  03:36 Carter Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:35  
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:20
[PHX 22-14]
 
  03:06
[DAL 16-22]
Wright Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Marion Substitution replaced by Crowder 
  02:46 Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Dragic  02:46  
  02:40 Ellis Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:31 Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:27
[DAL 18-22]
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ellis (2 AST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST)  02:09
[PHX 24-18]
 
  01:54
[DAL 20-24]
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dragic Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:38 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:31
[DAL 22-24]
Ellis Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  01:15 Crowder Substitution replaced by Nowitzki 
  01:15 Ellis Substitution replaced by Larkin 
Mark Morris Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:05
[PHX 26-22]
 
  00:49.9
[DAL 24-26]
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
  00:37.0 Larkin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nowitzki (2 ST)  00:31.9  
  00:09.9
[DAL 27-26]
Larkin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Marc Morris Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:01.3  
  00:00.3 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (47-33) Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Tucker Substitution replaced by Smith  11:43  
Marc Morris Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:37  
  11:24
[DAL 30-26]
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Larkin (1 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:03  
  11:03 Wright Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Plumlee  11:03  
Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:36 Larkin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK) 
  10:36 Team Rebound 
Marc Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:30  
  10:21 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (1 ST) 
  10:20 Nowitzki Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:02
[PHX 28-30]
 
  09:45 Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:42 Wright Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (2 BLK) 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:41  
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST)  09:30  
  09:24
[DAL 33-28]
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  09:00
[PHX 30-33]
 
Marc Morris Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:43  
  08:43  
  08:43 Carter Substitution replaced by Ellis 
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  08:43  
Smith Substitution replaced by Frye  08:43  
  08:32 Ellis Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Frye Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:13  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:10  
Green Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:07
[PHX 32-33]
 
  07:52 Nowitzki Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Dragic Driving Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:48
[PHX 34-33]
 
  07:48 Ellis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:28  
  07:28
[DAL 34-34]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:28 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Marion 
  07:28 Larkin Substitution replaced by Carter 
  07:28
[DAL 35-34]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Dragic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:12  
  06:54 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:53  
Plumlee Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST)  06:40
[PHX 36-35]
 
  06:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:34 Wright Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
  06:34 Harris Substitution replaced by Calderon 
  06:16 Carter Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:15  
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  06:09  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:08  
Plumlee Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:07
[PHX 38-35]
 
  05:43
[DAL 38-38]
Marion 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST) 
Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:23  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:22  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:00 Carter Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  04:58 Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:58 Dalembert Tip Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:57  
Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:40 Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (2 ST) 
  04:39 Carter Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:39
[PHX 39-38]
 
Green Substitution replaced by Tucker  04:39  
  04:39 Carter Substitution replaced by Nowitzki 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:39
[PHX 40-38]
 
  04:27
[DAL 40-40]
Ellis Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST)  04:08
[PHX 43-40]
 
Tucker Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:52  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  03:52  
  03:52 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:39 Nowitzki Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bledsoe (1 BLK) 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:38  
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:32
[PHX 45-40]
 
  03:11 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:10  
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:04
[PHX 47-40]
 
  03:03 Calderon Substitution replaced by Harris 
  02:51 Ellis Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:50  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:35 Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST) 
  02:32 Harris Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:32  
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:32
[PHX 48-40]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:10 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:06
[DAL 42-48]
Ellis Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:49
[PHX 50-42]
 
  01:26 Nowitzki Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Tucker (2 ST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:22
[PHX 52-42]
 
  01:04 Marion 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:03  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:47.9
[PHX 55-42]
 
  00:32.9 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:31.9 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  00:25.9 Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:25.2 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:25.2
[DAL 44-55]
Marion Putback Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  00:05.2 Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:05.2
[PHX 56-44]
 
Frye Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  00:05.2  
  00:05.2 Marion Substitution replaced by Carter 
  00:05.2 Harris Substitution replaced by Calderon 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:05.2
[PHX 57-44]
 
  00:00.4
[DAL 46-57]
Ellis Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (47-33) Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  11:36  
  11:35 Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:35
[PHX 58-46]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:35
[PHX 59-46]
 
  11:18 Dalembert Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:17  
Tucker Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:52 Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:51  
Frye Layup Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:32 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:24
[DAL 48-59]
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:57 Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  09:45  
  09:37 Ellis Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:36  
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:13
[PHX 61-48]
 
  08:53
[DAL 50-61]
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Tucker Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:42 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:28 Nowitzki Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  08:23
[PHX 63-50]
 
  08:12 Calderon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Plumlee (1 ST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Frye Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:48  
  07:48
[DAL 51-63]
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:48
[DAL 52-63]
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Plumlee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:28  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  07:28  
  07:17
[DAL 54-63]
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ellis (3 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (6 AST)  06:59
[PHX 65-54]
 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:41  
  06:41
[DAL 55-65]
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:41 Marion Substitution replaced by Carter 
  06:41 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Wright 
  06:41
[DAL 56-65]
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Frye Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (19 PTS)  06:19
[PHX 67-56]
 
  06:03 Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (2 ST) 
Tucker Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  05:58
[PHX 69-56]
 
  05:58 Carter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58 Calderon Substitution replaced by Harris 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Green  05:58  
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:43
[DAL 58-69]
Carter Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  05:29  
  05:23 Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Tucker (3 ST) 
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Carter (2 ST)  05:18  
  05:12
[DAL 61-69]
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (2 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:36
[DAL 64-69]
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:36  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  04:23
[PHX 72-64]
 
  04:02 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:01  
Mark Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:29
[DAL 67-72]
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harris (4 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  02:58
[DAL 70-72]
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:38
[PHX 74-70]
 
  02:38 Carter Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:38  
  02:37 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:24 Carter Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Bledsoe Driving Jump shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:51 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (4 ST) 
Tucker Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF)  01:48  
Tucker Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:48  
  01:36
[DAL 73-74]
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
  01:18 Carter Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:18
[PHX 75-73]
 
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Dragic  01:18  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  01:18  
  01:18 Carter Substitution replaced by Marion 
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:18
[PHX 76-73]
 
Dragic Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:02  
  00:51.9 Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:50.4 Wright Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  00:41.7 Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:41.7  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST)  00:26.9
[PHX 78-73]
 
  00:05.8
[DAL 75-78]
Marion Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harris (5 AST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK)  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39
[DAL 77-78]
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  11:18  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:17  
  11:16 Wright Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:16
[PHX 79-77]
 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:16
[PHX 80-77]
 
  10:55 Marion Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:54 Wright Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  10:54
[DAL 79-80]
Wright Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Mark Morris Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Wright (2 BLK)  10:35  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:33  
Marc Morris Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:33
[PHX 82-79]
 
  10:10 Carter Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:10  
  10:00 Wright Substitution replaced by Nowitzki 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  09:51
[PHX 85-79]
 
  09:25
[DAL 81-85]
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:04 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:01
[DAL 83-85]
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  09:01  
  09:01
[DAL 84-85]
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
  08:45 Carter Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:45  
  08:45 Carter Substitution replaced by Wright 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:45
[PHX 86-84]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:45
[PHX 87-84]
 
Bledsoe Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:29  
  08:15 Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  07:42
[DAL 86-87]
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (3 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:07 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:06  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42
[DAL 88-87]
Nowitzki Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Ellis (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:38  
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker  06:38  
Green Substitution replaced by Plumlee  06:38  
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Frye  06:38  
Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ellis (1 ST)  06:19  
  06:04 Nowitzki Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (3 ST) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Wright Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:37  
  05:37 Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:37 Team Rebound 
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  05:37  
  05:37
[DAL 89-87]
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:20  
Dragic Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (1 BLK)  05:15  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:13  
Dragic Putback Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:13
[PHX 89-89]
 
  05:00 Ellis Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:58  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:50  
Tucker Putback Layup Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Wright Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  04:34
[DAL 92-89]
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Harris (6 AST) 
Frye Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ellis (2 ST)  04:07  
  04:03
[DAL 94-89]
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:00  
Frye Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Wright Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  03:30
[DAL 97-89]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ellis (5 AST) 
Mark Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:05  
  03:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Green  03:03  
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Marion (3 ST)  02:57  
  02:50 Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST) 
  02:49 Harris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:49 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Carter 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:49
[PHX 90-97]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:49
[PHX 91-97]
 
Dragic Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:38  
  02:31 Carter Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
  02:30 Team Rebound 
  02:30 Carter Substitution replaced by Nowitzki 
  02:25
[DAL 99-91]
Ellis Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (35 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  02:06
[PHX 93-99]
 
  01:42 Ellis Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:41  
  01:33 Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:33
[PHX 94-99]
 
  01:33 Marion Substitution replaced by Carter 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:33
[PHX 95-99]
 
  01:19 Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (4 ST) 
Bledsoe Running Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  01:15
[PHX 97-99]
 
  01:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:53.9 Nowitzki Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:52.9  
  00:52.7 Ellis Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:52.7
[PHX 98-99]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:52.7  
  00:51.9 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:31.9 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:30.8  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:25.4 Team Rebound 
  00:25.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:25.4 Wright Substitution replaced by Calderon 
Frye Substitution replaced by Tucker  00:25.4  
Bledsoe Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:20.9  
  00:20.9
[DAL 100-98]
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS) 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Frye  00:20.9  
  00:20.9 Calderon Substitution replaced by Wright 
  00:20.9 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Crowder 
  00:20.9 Carter Substitution replaced by Marion 
  00:20.9 Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:20.7  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:19.0  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:19.0  
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (3 BLK)  00:12.9  
  00:10.9 Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Green Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:09.7  
  00:09.7
[DAL 101-98]
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (37 PTS) 
  00:09.7 Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:09.4  
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.4  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.5 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
3rd Pacific
48
34
5-5
26-15
22-19
DAL
4th Southwest
49
33
6-4
26-15
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
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DAL
2 players 20.4
2 players 8.4
2 players 4.4
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.0