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Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 2002

NBA Roundup: Mavs outlast Pacers, 141-140 in 2 OT’s

February 6, 2002

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— Dirk Nowitzki did the one thing the Indiana Pacers could not do: make free throws in the closing seconds of an overtime.

Nowitzki scored 38 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and hit the game-winning free throws with 3.6 seconds left as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Pacers 141-140 in double overtime Tuesday night.

Michael Finley scored 31 points and had 14 rebounds, Steve Nash had 25 points and 10 assists and Tim Hardaway added 21 for the Mavericks, who reached a season-high point total.

The Pacers had two chances in the first overtime and one in the second to put Dallas away with free-throws but missed all six attempts.

"They certainly had opportunities to put us away," said Dallas coach Don Nelson. "Chances are, somebody's going to get a break when you miss your free throws. That's the only reason we won the game."

Wizards 99, Raptors 94

Washington Michael Jordan, shut down by Vince Carter in the first half, scored 20 of his 23 points after halftime as Washington won its fourth straight.

Clippers 112, Knicks 110

New York Quentin Richardson scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and Corey Maggette scored 25 as Los Angeles rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half.

Celtics 82, Hornets 79

Charlotte, N.C. Paul Pierce scored 24 points and Antoine Walker added 19 as Boston beat Charlotte, the Celtics' first two-game winning streak over the Hornets in almost 10 years.

Pistons 86, 76ers 82

Auburn Hills, Mich. Jerry Stackhouse scored 29 points and Detroit capitalized on Allen Iverson missing his last 11 shots as the Pistons beat Philadelphia. Iverson scored 26 points but finished 7-of-31.

Magic 106, Cavaliers 98

Orlando, Fla. Tracy McGrady had 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and reserve Troy Hudson scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, leading Orlando over Cleveland.

Hawks 76, Heat 73

Miami Shareef Abdul-Rahim had 34 points and 11 rebounds as Atlanta beat Miami.Jason Terry added 16 points to help the Hawks to their second straight victory following a six-game losing streak.

Grizzlies 86, Jazz 79

Memphis, Tenn. Rodney Buford scored 20 points and Pau Gasol had 19 points and 13 rebounds as Memphis snapped a three-game losing streak.

Nuggets 97, Blazers 96

Denver Ryan Bowen made a layup and free throw with 13 seconds left and Raef LaFrentz had 25 points and nine rebounds to help Denver beat Portland.

Sonics 113, Warriors 87

Oakland, Calif. Rashard Lewis scored 25 points, and Gary Payton had 20 points and nine assists as Seattle snapped a three-game losing streak.

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