NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Philadelphia
(Sunday, February 11th)
Final Score: Dallas 106, Philadelphia 89
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 24 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists as Dallas surged past Philadelphia, 106-89, at the Wachovia Center.
Jason Terry chipped in with 16 points and 11 assists for Dallas, which notched its seventh straight victory. Devean George and Josh Howard each had 15 points for the Mavericks, while Erick Dampier finished with 12.
Andre Iguodala scored 21 points and had nine boards for the Sixers, who have lost two straight and three of their last five. Kyle Korver donated 18 points, Andre Miller had 16 and Willie Green ended with 10 points for Philadelphia.
The Mavericks held a 25-18 lead after the opening quarter before taking charge in the second when Greg Buckner's trey ignited an 11-2 run. Jerry Stackhouse capped the spurt with a jump shot, putting Dallas up 36-22 at 9:22.
Korver's short jumper and a free throw by Steven Hunter temporarily stopped the bleeding for Philadelphia, which cut the Mavericks' lead to 14 before the visitors' offensive outburst continued.
Howard hit a shot from the charity stripe, Dampier followed with a dunk and Devin Harris' driving layup put the Mavericks up by 20 with 5:25 remaining in the first half.
Dallas cruised into the break holding a 63-39 advantage on 63 percent shooting. The Sixers made just 38 percent of their shots heading to the intermission and were 0-of-4 beyond the arc.
The lopsided score continued as Philadelphia trailed 84-65 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Sixers experienced a resurgence in the final stanza, going on a 13-2 run to close within eight, 86-78, with 8:40 remaining in the contest.
Dallas responded with its own 12-2 spurt, however, to reclaim a 98-80 margin with 4:18 to play.
Korver hit Philadelphia's only three-point shot with 1:59 remaining, but the Mavericks cruised to the final buzzer
Dallas is 17-0 when holding opponents to 90 points or less...The Sixers were just 1-of-10 from three-point land...Philadelphia won the battle of the boards, 42-41...There were just two lead changes in the game.
02/11 21:19:24 ET