NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Dallas
(Friday, December 30th)
Final Score: Golden State 111, Dallas 109
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Baron Davis netted a season-high 34 points and scored the winning basket with under one second left, as the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks, 111-109, at the American Airlines Center.
Jason Richardson added 32 points and also grabbed eight rebounds for the Warriors, who have won two consecutive games.
Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Jerry Stackhouse scored a season-high 19 points for the Mavericks, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
After trailing for the entire fourth quarter, Richardson hit a three-pointer to tie the game, 109-109, with 40 seconds left.
Nowitzki then had his layup blocked by Adonal Foyle, and Davis hit a 21-foot jumper on the other end to give Golden State the victory. Jason Terry had a shot to tie the game but his jumper went long as the clock expired.
The teams traded buckets in the first quarter until the Mavericks used a 7-3 run to take the lead, 20-14, capped by a Marquis Daniels' driving layup. However, the Warriors used a 12-6 spurt to tie the game at 26-26, when Davis drained a shot from beyond the arc with 2:45 left in the first period.
After 12 minutes of play Dallas led 32-31.
The Mavericks went on an 15-4 streak to make the score 51-39 with under six minutes left in the half, highlighted by Keith Van Horn's layup.
Dallas went into the locker-room up 62-52, after outscoring the Warriors by nine in the second quarter.
Golden State used an 11-5 spurt to open the third stanza to get back in the game and cut the deficit to 67-63, capped by a pair of Mike Dunleavy free throws.
In the third quarter the Warriors outscored the Mavericks 29-21, including 11 points from Davis and seven points from Richardson to narrow the gap to 83-81.
The Mavericks led by as many as 10 with almost 5 1/2 minutes left in the game, but Golden State fired back and connected on three consecutive shots from beyond the arc to make the score 105-102.
Dallas shot 49.4 percent from the floor, including 6-of-9 from long distance...The Warriors connected on 47.1 percent of their shots...Troy Murphy scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Golden State...Terry had 14 points and Josh Howard netted 13 for Dallas.
12/31 00:03:13 ET