Houston 110, Dallas 117

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #77 Karl Lane, #41 Ken Mauer, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 20508

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 27 28 29 26 110
Dallas 27 28 23 39 117

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 32-30 20-11 12-19 L5
Dallas 35-28 22-10 13-18 W1

Recap


MAVERICKS 117, ROCKETS 110
: Dirk Nowitzki had a game-high 35 points and Vince Carter dropped 23 points off the bench to help host Dallas snap a two-game losing skid.

After scoring just four points in the first half, Nowitzki exploded for 31 points in the final 24 minutes to help the Mavericks inch closer to clinching a playoff berth in the Western Conference.

Nowitzki used 20 fourth-quarter points to lead a 14-2 Mavericks run midway through the fourth quarter to take a 102-94 lead they wouldn't relinquish.

Goran Dragic had a double-double for Houston with 20 points and 10 assists. The Rockets have dropped five straight and fell into a tie for ninth in the West with Utah.

The Rockets play the second half of their back-to-back in New Orleans on Thursday

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dallas guard Delonte West was fined $25,000 Wednesday by the NBA for poking Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward in the ear Monday. … Rockets center Marcus Camby returned from a lower back injury to score 11 points and haul in 17 rebounds. … The Mavericks have won seven straight regular-season games over Houston.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Dallas
Goran Dragic 20 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 35
Goran Dragic 10 Assists Jason Kidd 8
Marcus Camby 17 Rebounds Shawn Marion 6
Luis Scola 6 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 12
Goran Dragic 2 Steals Shawn Marion 2
Patrick Patterson 1 Blocks Brandan Wright 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 110 50.0 12-28 12-15 23 42 1 7 12
Dallas 117 51.9 11-26 24-26 21 40 1 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .517 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Rockets have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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