Minnesota 105, Dallas 108

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, March 7, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #39 Kevin Fehr, #52 Pat Fraher
Attendance - 13288

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 22 26 25 35 108
Minnesota 30 20 30 25 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 46-17 23-9 23-8 W1
Minnesota 15-50 10-23 5-27 L3

Recap


Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points as the Dallas Mavericks spoiled Kevin Love's 51st consecutive double-double with a 108-105 victory over the host Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

Love, who had 23 points and 17 rebounds, tied Moses Malone for the longest streak since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976. Malone did it with Houston in 1978-79.

Love is the ninth player in league history with at least 50 consecutive double-doubles.

Dallas (46-17) moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers for second in the Western Conference.

The Mavericks have won nine straight games at Minnesota and have beaten the Timberwolves (15-50) in 20 of their last 22 overall meetings.

Michael Beasley, who had 20 points and nine rebounds, brought Minnesota to within 94-93 with a jumper in the lane, a free throw and a 19-footer, and Love gave the Timberwolves a 95-94 lead on a tip-in with 2:45 left

Minnesota trailed 98-97 when Dallas' Jason Kidd made a steal and Jason Terry hit a 3-pointer with 1:37 to go for a 101-97 lead, and the Mavericks sealed it with seven free throws.
 
Kidd had 13 points and nine assists.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Minnesota
Dirk Nowitzki 25 Scoring Kevin Love 23
Jason Kidd 9 Assists Kevin Love 5
Brendan Haywood 10 Rebounds Kevin Love 17
Dirk Nowitzki 10 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 5
Jason Kidd 4 Steals Luke Ridnour 4
Brendan Haywood 1 Blocks Michael Beasley 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 108 45.2 12-35 20-22 29 44 4 11 16
Minnesota 105 44.3 11-23 16-26 23 45 4 8 16

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .240 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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