Dallas 106, Houston 102

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 12, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #36 David Jones, #64 Eli Roe, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 17009

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 23 34 26 23 106
Houston 25 19 23 35 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 38-16 20-8 18-8 W1
Houston 25-30 14-12 11-18 L2

Recap

Peja Stojakovic shook off a slump, hitting four 3-pointers as part of a 22-point performance, as the Dallas Mavericks took command in the third quarter and held on for a 106-102 victory over the host Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
 
Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points and Shawn Marion added 14 off the bench for the Mavericks, who saw their 10-game winning streak come to an end Thursday against the Denver Nuggets.
 
Stojakovic finished 5-of-20 from the field in his last three games but shot 8 of 12 in this one to help the Mavericks improve to 8-3 in the second game of back-to-back contests, including an impressive 7-2 on the road.
 
Kyle Lowry had 26 points and eight assists for the Rockets, who have lost two straight after winning three in a row.
 
Dallas used a 13-0 run early in the third to pull away. The Mavericks received a pair of jumpers from Nowitzki, and then got three straight shots from the arc from Nowitzki, Stojakovic and Jason Kidd to take a 72-49 lead with 6 1/2 minutes left.
 
Houston closed within 16 entering the fourth and Shane Battier drained two 3-pointers to narrow the margin. Aaron Brooks and Courtney Lee added shots from the arc and the Rockets pulled to within three at 95-92 on a layup by Lowry with 2:16 remaining.

Nowitzki responded with a 16-foot jumper and - after Brooks turned the ball over - Jason Terry fed Kidd for a fast-break layup with 1:42 left that provided some cushion. 

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Houston
Dirk Nowitzki 22 Scoring Kyle Lowry 26
Jason Terry 7 Assists Kyle Lowry 8
Shawn Marion 9 Rebounds Jordan Hill 9
Dirk Nowitzki 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 5
Jason Kidd 2 Steals Jordan Hill 3
Dirk Nowitzki 2 Blocks Shane Battier 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 106 55.1 8-15 12-15 26 42 4 6 15
Houston 102 40.6 11-29 13-17 21 38 2 10 7

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Denver. The Rockets have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .433 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .784 after a win and .529 after a loss.
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