Dallas 104, Minnesota 97

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 10, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #75 Eric Dalen, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 17119

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 29 27 22 26 104
Minnesota 16 29 28 24 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 16-11 9-5 7-6 W2
Minnesota 13-14 7-9 6-5 L2

Recap


Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 33 points to carry the visiting Dallas Mavericks to a 104-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

Jason Terry came off the bench to add 16 points and ignite a game-breaking run in the fourth quarter as Dallas avenged a pair of double-digit losses to the Timberwolves last month and improved to 10-1 in its last 11 visits to Minnesota.

Kevin Love returned from a two-game suspension to score 32 points and grab 12 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves, who fell back below .500 with their second straight loss.

Terry, who scored a season-low five points at Denver on Wednesday and was dealing with a hip flexor, had nine points in an 11-2 spurt as the Mavericks opened a 92-79 lead after Minnesota had pulled within four points.

Point guard Jason Kidd returned from a six-game injury absence and contributed eight points and 10 assists for Dallas, which appeared to seized control in the third quarter when Nowitzki scored seven points in an 11-0 to help open a 69-53 lead.

The Timberwolves trailed by 17 before Michael Beasley (20 points) hit back-to-back 3-pointers to trigger a 17-5 run to close the quarter and cut the deficit to 83-78 entering the fourth.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Minnesota
Dirk Nowitzki 33 Scoring Kevin Love 32
Jason Kidd 10 Assists Ricky Rubio 8
Shawn Marion 8 Rebounds Kevin Love 12
Dirk Nowitzki 7 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 14
Vince Carter 5 Steals Ricky Rubio 3
Dirk Nowitzki 3 Blocks Nikola Pekovic 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 104 43.3 9-21 17-23 25 38 8 16 18
Minnesota 97 40.5 6-23 27-31 20 47 1 7 28

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against New York. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Portland. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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