NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Golden State|
(Thursday, January 31st)
Final Score: Golden State 100, Dallas 97
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Jarrett Jack hit two big free throws after
Andrew Bogut provided the decisive block, as the Golden State Warriors fought
off the Dallas Mavericks, 100-97, at Oracle Arena.
The Mavericks never led, but had a chance to jump in front in the closing
seconds after David Lee's tip-in of a Jack miss rimmed out. Brandan Wright
grabbed the rebound with 20.9 seconds remaining, then had the ball on the left
block with time winding down.
Bogut stayed his ground, however, and as Wright went up for the shot, Bogut
got a hand on it and forced a breakout the other way. Jack, starting in place
of Stephen Curry for the second straight game, was fouled with two ticks left
and drained both at the foul line before Vince Carter's off-balanced 3-point
attempt at the buzzer fell short.
Klay Thompson paced Golden State with 27 points, while Lee added 15 points, 20
rebounds and nine assists in the club's third straight win.
"At the end of the day, that is a game we lose last year. We made the plays we
had to make," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said.
Dallas, playing without Dirk Nowitzki due to a right adductor strain, was led
by O.J. Mayo's 25 points. Carter netted 22 points, while Shawn Marion chipped
in 18 points and 17 boards in the Mavs' second consecutive loss.
Golden State rattled off the first 12 points of the fourth quarter to
seemingly begin pulling away. Richard Jefferson's steal and reverse dunk ended
the run, but the Warriors went the next five-plus minutes without scoring.
Dallas responded with 13 points in a row, as Darren Collison's baseline jumper
tied things at 92-92 with 4:15 remaining.
Harrison Barnes missed a jumper at the other end -- the 11th straight miss by
Golden State -- but Lee grabbed the offensive rebound and dished to Jack on
the perimeter for a tie-breaking 3-pointer.
Two free throws by Bogut made it a five-point game, and after a series of
empty possessions, buckets by Marion and Collison cut the deficit to 97-96.
Lee and Mayo each went 1-for-2 at the foul line inside the final minute.
The Warriors held an 11-point lead in the first quarter, though the Mavs used
a late 8-0 run to pull within 28-23 heading into the second and were only
behind by two, 55-53, at intermission.
Thompson netted 11 points in the third, including a pullup jumper that gave
the hosts an 80-70 lead with under two minutes to play in the quarter. Carter,
Mayo and Rodrigue Beaubois each hit from behind the arc to pull Dallas within
one heading into the fourth.
Lee has an NBA-high 30 double-doubles this season and reached 8,000 points for
his career ... Curry has missed four of the last 10 games with a bothersome
right ankle ... Nowitzki had not missed a game since making his season debut
on Dec. 23 ... Bogut played 25 1/2 minutes and logged eight points and five
rebounds ... Barnes, who missed Tuesday's win over Cleveland with a left knee
injury, scored 12 points ... Dallas had scored 100 or more points in nine
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