Dallas 113, Minnesota 98

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 14, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #22 Bill Spooner, #58 Josh Tiven, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 19486

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 19 26 25 28 98
Dallas 26 29 36 22 113

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 16-19 10-5 6-14 L4
Dallas 16-23 10-7 6-16 W3

Recap


Mavericks 113, Timberwolves 98:
Darren Collison had 23 points and nine assists to help host Dallas pick up its third straight victory by downing Minnesota.

O.J. Mayo had 20 points and nine assists and Elton Brand added 20 points as the Mavericks shot 59.7 percent from the field while beating the Timberwolves for the first time in three meetings this season.

J.J. Barea scored 21 points and Nikola Pekovic had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota, which lost its fourth straight and 10th in the last 14 contests.

Minnesota trailed by nine just past the midway point of the third quarter. Jae Crowder drained a 3-pointer to start a 17-3 burst that saw Dallas stretch its lead to 23 points. The Mavericks led 91-70 entering the fourth quarter and held off a late Minnesota charge.

Dallas led by as many as 11 points in the opening quarter and was up 26-19 when it ended. The Timberwolves trailed by just four after Dante Cunningham’s basket with 4:35 left in the half before the Mavericks put together a 10-2 run. Dallas led 55-45 at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Mavericks were 15-of-16 from the free-throw line with Collison sinking all eight of his attempts. … Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love is slated to undergo hand surgery on Tuesday. He broke two bones in his right hand on Jan. 3 against the Denver Nuggets. … Dallas had 33 assists on 46 made baskets.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Dallas
Jose Barea 21 Scoring Darren Collison 23
Ricky Rubio 6 Assists Darren Collison 9
Nikola Pekovic 12 Rebounds Shawn Marion 8
Jose Barea 5 Free Throws Made Darren Collison 8
Derrick Williams 2 Steals Darren Collison 3
Andrei Kirilenko 1 Blocks Vince Carter 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 98 41.2 6-20 22-29 19 46 2 4 15
Dallas 113 59.7 6-13 15-16 33 33 1 7 10

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Houston. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .391 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .500 after a loss.