Dallas 121, Utah 123

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 16, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #45 Brian Forte, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 19363

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Dallas 18 24 20 27 32 121
Utah 22 21 28 18 34 123

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 34-28 21-10 13-18 L2
Utah 32-30 22-8 10-22 W1

Recap


JAZZ 123, MAVERICKS 121: Devin Harris drained the go-ahead 3-pointer as host Utah outlasted Dallas in a triple-overtime thriller.

Al Jefferson had 28 points and matched his career-high with 26 rebounds as the Jazz moved within a half-game of eighth-place in the Western Conference playoff race. Houston and Phoenix are tied for the eighth and final spot.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 40 points for the second straight time against Utah but the Mavericks fell behind the Denver Nuggets and into seventh in the West.

Gordon Hayward scored 24 points and Harris tallied 23 points, with his fifth 3-pointer of the contest giving Utah a 118-115 lead with 1:38 to play. Jefferson added a basket 31 seconds later as the Jazz survived the crucial marathon contest.

Jason Terry scored 27 points and Vince Carter added 18 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas.

Dallas trailed by nine points with five minutes left in the regulation but hit three 3-pointers – two by Carter – in a 60-second span to take an 89-87 lead with 8.5 seconds left. Utah forced overtime when Paul Millsap slammed home a follow with 2.2 seconds left.

The Jazz had a four-point lead late with 21.5 seconds left in the first overtime but Nowitzki drained a tying 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left to necessitate the second OT.

Jefferson’s basket with 29 seconds left in the second extra session forced the third overtime.

The teams combined for 26 3-pointers, 14 by Dallas and 12 by Utah.

Millsap scored 16 points and DeMarre Carroll added 15 for the Jazz.

Delonte West added 16 points for Dallas.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Millsap was the most recent Utah player to grab 20 rebounds in game – he had 24 against Golden State late in the 2009-10 campaign. … Nowitzki had 40 points against Utah on March 3 … The Jazz had a 53-41 rebounding edge. … Point guard Jason Kidd had four of Dallas’ 13 steals.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Utah
Dirk Nowitzki 40 Scoring Al Jefferson 28
Jason Kidd 6 Assists Devin Harris 7
Vince Carter 12 Rebounds Al Jefferson 26
Dirk Nowitzki 12 Free Throws Made Gordon Hayward 8
Jason Kidd 4 Steals Derrick Favors 2
Brandan Wright 2 Blocks Al Jefferson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 121 42.9 14-34 23-25 21 41 5 13 15
Utah 123 43.2 12-28 29-37 30 53 5 6 21

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Jazz have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .567 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Houston. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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