Dallas 104, New Orleans 100

Date - Friday, February 22, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #15 Bennett Salvatore, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 16538

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 35 18 30 21 104
New Orleans 29 29 21 21 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 25-29 16-10 9-19 W3
New Orleans 19-37 9-17 10-20 L3

Recap

Mavericks 104, Hornets 100: Vince Carter hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with six seconds left as visiting Dallas outlasted New Orleans.

Carter went 5-for-7 from 3-point range en route to 22 points and added nine rebounds while Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 25 points. Dallas has won five of its last six to pull within four games of .500.

Eric Gordon scored 23 points, Jason Smith added 22 and Ryan Anderson collected 20 and 12 rebounds for the Hornets, who have dropped three straight.

The Mavericks held a 94-89 lead after five straight points by Nowitzki midway through the fourth quarter but went scoreless over the next 4:26 as New Orleans took control. Smith scored six points during the 8-0 run that put the Hornets on top 97-94 with 4:01 to play.

Nowitzki ended the drought with a jumper at the 2:43 mark and Mike James cut it to 100-99 on a 3-pointer with 43 seconds left before Carter’s go-ahead shot. Darren Collison clinched it at the free throw line.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mavericks C Chris Kaman (concussion) began participating in practice on Thursday but missed his ninth straight game on Friday. … New Orleans starting forwards Anthony Davis and Al-Farouq Aminu combined to shoot 7 for 22 from the floor but pulled down 21 rebounds. … Dallas is still waiting for Anthony Morrow, who was acquired from the Atlanta Hawks at Thursday’s deadline, to join the team.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   New Orleans
Dirk Nowitzki 25 Scoring Eric Gordon 23
O.J. Mayo 9 Assists Greivis Vasquez 11
Vince Carter 9 Rebounds Ryan Anderson 12
Darren Collison 5 Free Throws Made Eric Gordon 8
Vince Carter 2 Steals Al-Farouq Aminu 3
Bernard James 6 Blocks Al-Farouq Aminu 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 104 47.6 8-20 16-19 26 44 16 9 13
New Orleans 100 41.1 5-17 21-24 25 45 4 8 12

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Hornets have a W/L % of .350 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .483 after a loss.