Friday , Nov , 14 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Dallas Mavericks Team Report – November 14

=== Dallas Mavericks Team Report – November 14 ===

(Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points to lead Dallas to a 97-86
win over Houston at American Airlines Center.

Antoine Walker added 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the
Mavericks, who have won three straight games.

Steve Nash contributed 16 points and seven assists, while Michael Finley
netted 14 points and Antawn Jamison scored 13 for the Mavericks, who had five
players in double figures.

Dallas led 69-63 midway through the third period and then used a 10-0 run,
highlighted by six points from Nash, to seize a commanding 79-63 edge. The
Rockets cut into the deficit and trailed 81-71 after three quarters.

The Mavericks quickly stretched the gap to 88-73 on two Nowitzki free throws
with 9:24 left in the game and Houston never threatened again. Dallas led by
as many as 18 points in the final frame.

Dallas has won five straight overall against Houston and have captured nine of
the last 11 meetings between the clubs.

The Mavs are off until Saturday when they travel to Memphis to take on the
Grizzlies.

DAL