Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/23

Game 1: Wednesday, October 23rd
Hawks88Final
Mavericks98

Hawks 88

(1-6, 1-3 away)

Mavericks 98

(4-3, 1-2 home)

8:30 PM ET, October 23, 2013

American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
ATL 24 19 26 1988
DAL 19 28 29 2298

Top Performers

Atlanta: D. Schroder 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

Dallas: S. Dalembert 5 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Mavs get preseason win over Hawks

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points, Monta Ellis added 15 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 98-88 in a preseason game Wednesday night.

Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver sat out the preseason finale for the Hawks (1-6). Horford stayed home with a sore hamstring, and Korver was out for personal reasons.

With the top three returning scorers out, Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 21 points and Mike Scott scored 19.

Like their visit to Houston to face Dwight Howard on Monday, the Mavericks (4-3) had something resembling a dress rehearsal with Nowitzki, Ellis and Jose Calderon playing together in front of the home crowd for the first time.

The Mavericks finish the preseason Friday night against Indiana before playing the Hawks again in the season opener next Wednesday.

Vince Carter and Jae Crowder had 3-pointers in an 8-0 run bridging the third and fourth quarters to put Dallas up 79-69. The Hawks got within five in the fourth before Crowder hit another 3 to push the lead back to 11 in the last 2 minutes.

Nowitzki, Ellis and Calderon all played more than 20 minutes for the second straight game, and were all on the court with Dallas nursing a six-point lead early in the fourth quarter.

Nowitzki, who was ejected for a flagrant foul late in the third quarter against the Rockets, was 7 of 17 from the field and 1 of 6 from 3-point range.

Ellis had five assists and was 5 of 13 from the field after scoring eight points on 3-of-13 shooting against Houston.

Atlanta's Elton Brand had seven points and six rebounds in his return to Dallas after playing 72 games with 18 starts in his only season with the Mavericks. Jared Cunningham, a first-round pick acquired by Dallas in 2012 and traded to the Hawks on draft night this year, scored 14.

Devin Harris, who spent last season with the Hawks, is back in Dallas after starting his career with the Mavericks nine years ago. He won't see the Hawks early in the season while he recovers from offseason toe surgery.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ATL
DAL
Points 88 98
FGM-FGA 32-73 (.438) 41-86 (.477)
3PM-3PA 6-25 (.240) 9-26 (.346)
FTM-FTA 18-25 (.720) 7-9 (.778)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-42 9-40
Assists 14 26
Turnovers 18 14
Steals 11 4
Blocks 0 3
Fast Break Points 17 7
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (1/0)

Top Performers

Atlanta
Dallas
Dennis Schroder Schroder
Points: 21
Reb: 2
Ast: 4
Stl: 2
Blk: 0
Samuel Dalembert Dalembert
Points: 5
Reb: 11
Ast: 3
Stl: 0
Blk: 1