Final

Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 11/24

Game 1: Tuesday, November 24th
Warriors111Final
Mavericks103
Game 2: Wednesday, February 3rd
Warriors101Final
Mavericks110
Game 3: Monday, February 8th
Mavericks127Final
Warriors117
Game 4: Saturday, March 27th
Mavericks111Final
Warriors90

Mavericks 127

(32-19, 17-10 away)

Warriors 117

(13-37, 9-15 home)

    Coverage: CBHD

    10:30 PM ET, February 8, 2010

    ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    DAL 29 32 29 37127
    GS 34 36 28 19117

    Top Performers

    Dal: J. Terry 36 Pts, 6 Reb, 9 Ast, 3 Stl

    GS: A. Morrow 33 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Terry's season-high 36 points help Mavs rally from 14 down in win

    Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jason Terry spent the postgame lying on his back, his feet propped up on a folding chair, with a bag of ice tucked in the waist band of his shorts. It was just his way of relaxing after a hard night at work.

    Terry scored a season-high 36 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors 127-117 on Monday night.

    MacMahon: Defensive Stand

    After letting the Warriors score 70 in first half, the Mavs cranked up the defense down the stretch, writes Tim MacMahon. Story

    "The best thing you can do is put pressure on them, don't settle and just play as hard as you can," Terry said. "If they outhustle you, they're going to win the game. It's my job is to go out and perform at a high level every night that I'm out there."

    Josh Howard and Drew Gooden also had season bests with 25 and 24 points respectively for the Mavericks. Jason Kidd added 17 points and 12 assists.

    "This was a bit of a gut check for us," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. "It was a game we desperately needed and we fought hard for."

    Anthony Morrow scored a season-high 33 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the Warriors, who lost their season-worst ninth straight, including five at home. Monta Ellis scored 27 points before leaving the game with an apparent right knee injury in the final four minutes.

    "I don't know what to tell you with another injury we don't need," Warriors' coach Don Nelson said. "We didn't need any of them. I hope it's not serious."

    Stephen Curry scored 25 points to go with nine assists.

    Morrow scored 12 of his points in the second quarter to lift Golden State to a 70-61 halftime lead. The Warriors led 98-90 after the third period.

    "I'd rather us win the game then me score however many points," Morrow said. "We have a lot of losses piling but everybody is still upbeat and playing together."

    Golden State had a 14-point lead midway through the first quarter and never trailed until Dirk Nowitzki converted a three-point play with 6:40 remaining to play. Nowitzki, who came off the bench for the first time in over 10 years in the Mavericks last game, finished with 15 points and eight rebounds.

    "Our guys just stuck with it," Carlisle said. "They really wanted to win this game and put an awful lot of effort and collective will into it. We'll look to build off this. It's been a tough 10-day stretch. We've had struggles but it's a long year."

    Morrow hit consecutive baskets to put the Warriors back on top, but Terry hit a 3-pointer with 5:30 left to give the Mavericks the lead for good. Kidd had steals on the next two Warriors' possessions, allowing Dallas to inch ahead and eventually build its own double-digit lead.

    "When you can't afford a turnover we had a ton of them," Nelson said. "We tried to get to the right spots but something always happened."

    The Warriors had beaten Dallas in five of six previous meetings at home and have now lost six straight to first-place teams.

    The Mavericks rallied from a double-digit deficit for the 11th time, the most in the NBA.

    Game notes


    Mavericks' C Erick Dampier missed the game with a swollen knee. ... Warriors F Corey Maggette missed the game with a dislocated ring finger and F Devean George was out with the stomach flu. ... The Warriors used their 28th different starting lineup. ... The 70 points allowed by the Mavericks in the first half were the most in a half all season. ... Warriors F Anthony Tolliver had 14 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DAL
    GS
    Points 127 117
    FGM-FGA 37-71 (.521) 42-85 (.494)
    3PM-3PA 12-22 (.545) 8-20 (.400)
    FTM-FTA 41-46 (.891) 25-29 (.862)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 6-39 11-40
    Assists 33 28
    Turnovers 16 15
    Steals 8 7
    Blocks 1 3
    Fast Break Points 41 18
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (2/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 14

    Top Performers

    Dallas
    Golden State
    Jason Terry Terry
    Points: 36
    Reb: 6
    Ast: 9
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 0
    Anthony Morrow Morrow
    Points: 33
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 4
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0