Wednesday , Nov , 12 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Dallas Mavericks Team Report – November 12

=== Dallas Mavericks Team Report – November 12 ===

(Sports Network) – Antoine Walker finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and
six assists to lead Dallas to a 125-97 win over New Orleans on Tuesday at
American Airlines Center.

Michael Finley delivered 20 points while Dirk Nowitzki contributed 18 points
for the Mavericks, who never trailed. They used a strong third quarter to
secure their second straight victory overall and eighth straight over New
Orleans. Steve Nash chipped in with 17 points, on 5-of-5 three-pointers, and
11 assists.

Baron Davis’ driving layup, less than two minutes into the third quarter,
pulled the Hornets within six at 66-60.

Dallas then went on a 23-2 run, to highlight their 31-16 edge in the quarter,
to pull away. Nash’s three-pointer triggered it, and Walker added seven points
to give his team an 89-62 lead.

A three-pointer by Davis in the final minute of the third got the Hornets
within 95-70 at the end of the quarter.

The Mavericks continued to pull away in the fourth quarter. A basket by Travis
Best put them ahead 105-72 with 9:05 remaining.

New Orleans got no closer than 24 points the rest of the way.

The Mavs host Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

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