Utah 97, Dallas 103

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 11, 2010 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #29 Steve Javie, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 20074

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 19 23 28 27 97
Dallas 34 20 27 22 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 17-8 10-5 7-3 L1
Dallas 19-4 11-3 8-1 W12

Recap

Dirk Nowitzki finished with 31 points on 10-of-12 shooting and added 15 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks escaped the Utah Jazz, 103-97, on Saturday.

DeShawn Stevenson added 17 points and Caron Butler chipped in 16 for the Mavericks, who extended their winning streak to 12 games.

Dallas looked as though it would run away with it in the first quarter when it shot out to a 29-4 lead after the first seven minutes. Nowitzki scored 11 points and had three 3-pointers during the spurt. The Jazz woke up after that and closed it to 34-19 after the first.

The Jazz kept chipping away into the fourth quarter, tying it at 89 all when Deron Williams converted a three-point play with 4:31 to play. Nowitzki put the Mavericks back on top with a pair of free throws and stretched it to 99-95 with a three-point play with two minutes on the clock.

Williams ended up with 34 points and Paul Millsap added 16 points and eight rebounds for Utah.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Dallas
Deron Williams 34 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 31
Deron Williams 6 Assists Jason Kidd 9
Al Jefferson 9 Rebounds Dirk Nowitzki 15
Deron Williams 8 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 8
Paul Millsap 3 Steals Caron Butler 2
Jeremy Evans 2 Blocks Tyson Chandler 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 97 44.4 5-16 20-23 19 37 3 9 12
Dallas 103 50.0 14-26 23-28 24 40 5 7 19

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Jazz have a W/L % of .647 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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