Warriors Dropped by Dallas
Warriors lose to 112-106 to Mavericks
Updated at 10:45 PM PDT on Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011
Dirk Nowitzki had 34 points and 13 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 18 points down to beat the Golden State Warriors 112-106 on Wednesday night.
Monta Ellis had 26 points and 11 assists, and David Lee scored 22 in another disappointing defeat for a Warriors team seemingly headed for the draft lottery. They built a big lead with an incredible shooting start but couldn’t keep pace late.
Jason Terry scored 19 points and Rodrigue Beaubois had 18 to help the Mavericks score 15 consecutive points in the fourth quarter and pull away for the victory.
Dallas (48-20) moved into a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for second place in the Western Conference. The Warriors are now 17.5 games back of the Lakers in the Pacific Division.
The Warriors start a 4-game road trip Friday in Phoenix before games in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston throughout next week.
Published at 10:33 PM PDT on Mar 16, 2011
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