Denver 104, Dallas 96

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #29 Steve Javie, #51 Leroy Richardson
Attendance - 20364

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 23 30 19 32 104
Dallas 17 26 26 27 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 48-30 31-8 17-22 W1
Dallas 53-25 26-12 27-13 L4

Recap


J.R. Smith scored 23 points, including seven in the final 2:36, as the visiting Denver Nuggets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 104-96 on Wednesday.

Smith led five players in double figures as the Nuggets (48-30) won for the seventh time in eight games, and increased their lead to three games over sixth-place Portland in the Western Conference.

Denver's other three players scored nine points including Nene, who matched a season-high with 15 rebounds. Kenyon Martin had 18 points and Wilson Chandler added 16.

Shawn Marion scored 21 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 20 for the Mavericks (53-25), who have lost four straight and saw their lead on fourth-place Oklahoma City trimmed to one game.

The Nuggets led by as many as 15 in the third quarter and nine in the fourth before Dallas tied it at 94 with 2:50 left. Smith took over with a driving layup and jumper to give Denver a four-point lead, and his 3-pointer with 28 seconds left made it 103-94.

The Mavericks were without starters Jason Kidd (rest) and Tyson Chandler, who missed his second straight game because of back injury.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Dallas
J.R. Smith 23 Scoring Shawn Marion 21
Ty Lawson 8 Assists Jose Barea 10
Nene 15 Rebounds Brendan Haywood 19
Danilo Gallinari 4 Free Throws Made Jose Barea 2
Raymond Felton 4 Steals Corey Brewer 3
Wilson Chandler 1 Blocks Brendan Haywood 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 104 47.7 8-23 14-18 23 40 4 9 14
Dallas 96 48.8 5-22 13-20 20 45 9 9 17

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .755 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .574 after a win and .677 after a loss.
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