NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Sacramento
(Friday, February 11th)
Final Score: Dallas 115, Sacramento 113
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Jason Terry scored 17 points and converted a three-point play with 12.6 seconds remaining, as Dallas edged Sacramento, 115-113 at ARCO Arena.
Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 27 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out seven assists to lead the Mavericks, who won for the second time in three games. Michael Finley finished with 19 points, while Jerry Stackhouse netted 14 off the bench in the win.
"It was a hard-fought ball game by both clubs," said Terry. "It was a good win for us after the loss to Chicago. To get a win in a tough environment is good for the club."
Chris Webber scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and Brad Miller tallied 22 and 10 boards for Sacramento, which lost for the fourth consecutive contest. Mike Bibby finished with 25 points in the loss.
With under six minutes to go, Finley brought the Mavericks to within 106-104 with his jumper, while Alan Henderson tied the game two possessions later with an easy lay-in.
Peja Stojakovic answered on the next Kings possession with his first three of the night to put Sacramento back on top.
After the Mavericks got a bucket to get within one, a pair of free throws by Nowitzki put Dallas ahead 110-109. However, Webber answered at the other end with his bucket to re-claim the lead.
Each team then sank a pair of free throws and Sacramento had a chance to go up by three, but could not get a basket with less than a minute remaining. Cuttino Mobley's layup attempt with 29 seconds left was seemingly interfered with, but the referees did not make the goaltending call and the block stood.
On the ensuing Mavericks possession, Terry hit a tough layup and was fouled on the play. He promptly sank the free throw, giving way for the Kings to get the last shot.
Following the inbounds pass, Bibby found Webber in the post, but he was unable to get a clean look at the basket and kicked it back out to Bibby. The guard had a good look at a three, but the shot rimmed off as the clock expired.
The teams were tied at 30-30 after the first and Sacramento was able to grab a three-point edge heading into the break at 64-61 as Maurice Evans and Webber paced the Kings with 13 points apiece in the first half.
The Kings took a 93-90 lead into the fourth quarter.
Stojakovic finished with nine points in the loss and went 3-of-10 from the floor...Erick Dampier ended with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Mavericks...The Mavericks went 42-of-78 from the field (54 percent) and 28- of-31 from the charity stripe...The Kings shot 69 percent from the free throw line and went 43-of-85 on field goals.
02/12 02:18:34 ET