Dallas 102, Denver 84

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #7 Kevin Fehr, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 20075

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 17 22 15 30 84
Dallas 27 24 32 19 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 17-13 8-7 9-6 L1
Dallas 19-11 12-5 7-6 W5

Recap


MAVERICKS 102, NUGGETS 84: Shawn Marion led a balanced attack with 16 points as Dallas steamrolled visiting Denver for its fifth consecutive victory.

Marion was one of six Dallas players to score in double figures. He added 10 rebounds and six assists for the Mavericks, who limited Denver to 35.7 percent shooting on the night.

Rudy Fernandez led the way with 14 points for the Nuggets, who saw their two-game winning streak come to an end.

Dallas never trailed in this one, breaking out to a 9-1 lead and building a double-digit advantage after one quarter. Denver closed to within five on a Corey Brewer jumper early in the second quarter, but Vince Carter responded with a 3-pointer to highlight a 9-0 run that lifted Dallas to a 51-39 lead at the break.

The Mavericks put the game out of reach in a dominant third quarter, with Marion leading the way. The veteran forward hit three short jumpers in the opening four minutes and, following back-to-back Jason Kidd 3-pointers, put an exclamation point on a lengthy run with an uncontested layup that increased the Dallas lead to 74-51.

The Mavericks steamrolled to a 29-point edge through three quarters and cruised from there.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kosta Koufos had 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Nuggets. The rest of the Denver starting five combined to shoot 8 for 36. ... Nuggets SG Arron Afflalo had his worst game of the season, shooting 0 for 6 from the field while posting a plus-minus rating of minus-33. ... Eight Mavericks players finished with at least two assists.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Dallas
Rudy Fernandez 14 Scoring Shawn Marion 16
Corey Brewer 4 Assists Dominique Jones 6
Kosta Koufos 14 Rebounds Shawn Marion 10
Kenneth Faried 4 Free Throws Made Ian Mahinmi 6
Corey Brewer 5 Steals Jason Kidd 3
Chris Andersen 1 Blocks Delonte West 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 84 35.7 6-27 18-31 15 49 3 9 15
Dallas 102 46.2 10-26 18-22 28 45 5 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .417 after a loss.
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