Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Staying Alive - Dallas Mavericks edge Golden State Warriors in Game 5

Dirk Nowitzki finally showed his MVP qualities, came alive, and he did so just in time to save the Mavericks' season.
After Dallas gave back a 21-point lead and found itself trailing the Warriors by nine points with just over three minutes to play, Nowitzki ignited his team by scoring 12 points on a game-ending 15-0 run that capped a 118-112 victory on Tuesday.
Nowitzki finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds and hit both of his 3-pointers during the pivotal fourth-quarter charge. Josh Howard supplied 23 points and eight boards in support.
Golden State, which still leads the series 3-2, put forth a valiant effort. Baron Davis scored 27 points and dished nine assists before fouling out with 22 seconds left in the game. Jason Richardson sank five 3-balls on his way to 23 points.
The Mavs will again try to stave off elimination when the series swings back to Oakland on Thursday.


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