Boston 87, Dallas 89

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, November 8, 2010 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #36 David Jones, #55 Bill Kennedy
Attendance - 20194

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 19 21 29 18 87
Dallas 23 27 20 19 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 6-2 4-0 2-2 L1
Dallas 4-2 2-2 2-0 W1

Recap

Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 25 points in the final five minutes and the Dallas Mavericks jumped out fast, fell behind and came back Monday night to post an 89-87 home victory over the Boston Celtics, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Nowitzki snapped a tie when he hit a jump shot over Glen Davis from the left wing with 17 seconds left. The Mavericks survived a wide-open 3-pointer by Rajon Rondo and a right corner buzzer heave from Kevin Garnett to snap a three-game home losing streak to the Celtics.

Boston took an 87-82 lead on a jumper from the key by Paul Pierce with two minutes left, but Nowitzki muscled home a left-handed drive and Jason Terry drained a 3-pointer to tie it with 73 seconds left after Paul Pierce was blocked by Tyson Chandler going to the rim.

Garnett missed a shot in the paint, setting the stage for Nowitzki.

Terry scored 17 points and Chandler added 12 and 13 rebounds for the Mavericks, who snapped a two-game home losing streak. Jason Kidd did not score but finished with 10 assists.

Pierce scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half and Garnett had 14 of his 18 after the break and added 15 rebounds for the Celtics.

Rondo collected 11 points, 15 assists, six rebounds and five steals for Boston, which was playing its fifth game in seven nights.

After suffering through a miserable first half in which they shot just 35 percent, the Celtics made 13-of-21 shots in the third quarter to cut a 10-point halftime deficit to 70-69. Pierce scored 10 in the period.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Dallas
Paul Pierce 24 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 25
Rajon Rondo 15 Assists Jason Kidd 10
Kevin Garnett 15 Rebounds Tyson Chandler 13
Ray Allen 2 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 7
Rajon Rondo 5 Steals Caron Butler 2
Paul Pierce 1 Blocks Tyson Chandler 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 87 41.8 4-8 7-7 24 42 2 11 13
Dallas 89 50.0 6-15 17-20 20 38 8 6 19

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .333 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Celtics have a W/L % of .714 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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