Cleveland 91, Dallas 88

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 4, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #73 Tre Maddox, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 17443

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 24 27 13 24 88
Cleveland 15 28 27 21 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 14-11 9-5 5-6 L3
Cleveland 9-13 4-5 5-8 W1

Recap


Rookie Kyrie Irving scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the visiting Dallas Mavericks 91-88 on Saturday night.

Antawn Jamison added 19 points and nine rebounds and Anderson Varejao had his third straight double-double with 17 points and 17 boards as the Cavaliers sent Dallas to its third straight loss.

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points in the loss to surpass Elgin Baylor (23,149) for 22nd place on the career scoring list.

The Cavaliers, who trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, held Dallas without a field goal for the final 4:13.

Cleveland used a 13-0 third-quarter spurt to to take a 66-59 lead and carry a 70-64 advantage into the final 12 minutes.

The Mavericks scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter and went ahead 85-81 on Jason Terry's 3-pointer with 4:13 to play, but the Cavaliers scored the next eight points en route to snapping a three-game losing streak to Dallas.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Cleveland
Dirk Nowitzki 24 Scoring Kyrie Irving 20
Delonte West 7 Assists Ramon Sessions 8
Dirk Nowitzki 8 Rebounds Anderson Varejao 17
Dirk Nowitzki 4 Free Throws Made Antawn Jamison 7
Delonte West 3 Steals Omri Casspi 4
Brandan Wright 4 Blocks Omri Casspi 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 88 47.8 6-13 18-27 22 39 8 6 21
Cleveland 91 39.8 6-23 11-15 27 46 3 12 9

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .455 after a loss.
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