Dallas 100, Orlando 98

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 30, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #17 Joe Crawford, #79 Kevin Scott
Attendance - 18951

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 17 29 25 29 100
Orlando 27 28 23 20 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 30-23 19-8 11-15 W1
Orlando 32-20 18-9 14-11 L2

Recap


MAVERICKS 100, MAGIC 98: Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points and buried the winning basket with 5.9 seconds to play as Dallas extended its dominance in Orlando.

Jason Terry scored 10 of his 17 points in the final quarter to help rally the Mavericks, who beat the Magic for the six straight time in Orlando.

Shawn Marion and Delonte West added 15 points each as Dallas moved one game ahead of Memphis for fifth place in the Western Conference.

Jameer Nelson scored 24 points and Ryan Anderson had 21 for the Magic, who led by as many at 15 points late in the third quarter. Dwight Howard added 19 points and 15 rebounds.

After Terry scored 10 straight points to pull Dallas even at 89 with 6 1/2 minutes to play, West scored five in a row to give the Mavericks their first lead since the first quarter at 98-97 with 70 seconds left.

Nelson hit a tying free throw to set up Nowitzki's fadeaway jumper with 5.9 seconds to go.

Orlando appeared on the verge of a blowout when Nelson scored six straight points to cap a 12-2 spurt for a 77-62 lead with 2 1/2 minutes left in the third, but the Mavericks used a late burst to get within 78-71 entering the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The road team had won the seven previous meetings prior to Friday's matchup. ... Mavericks C Brendan Haywood returned to the lineup after missing seven games with a knee injury. ... Howard had his 13th double-double in 16 games this month.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Orlando
Dirk Nowitzki 28 Scoring Jameer Nelson 24
Jason Kidd 6 Assists Jameer Nelson 4
Shawn Marion 9 Rebounds Dwight Howard 15
Dirk Nowitzki 8 Free Throws Made Dwight Howard 7
Ian Mahinmi 3 Steals Dwight Howard 2
Brendan Haywood 1 Blocks Jason Richardson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 100 47.5 7-22 17-21 21 37 3 9 9
Orlando 98 44.9 11-32 17-28 17 47 4 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Denver. The Magic have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .737 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .621 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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