Saturday , Nov , 29 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Dallas Mavericks Team Report – November 29

=== Dallas Mavericks Team Report – November 29 ===

(Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks were defeated by Denver, 113-103,
Friday in a Midwest Division battle at the Pepsi Center.

Antoine Walker poured in 30 points and hauled in 15 boards for the Mavericks,
who dropped their second straight game.

The Nuggets trailed late in the fourth quarter, but Voshon Lenard drilled a
three- pointer from the right wing to give them a 98-96 lead with 3:20 to play
and Denver never trailed the rest of the way.

The Mavericks forged a 98-98 tie it on their next possession on a Walker
bucket in the lane. But on the ensuing possession, the Nuggets went ahead for
good on a basket by Carmelo Anthony as Denver led 100-98 with 2:40 remaining.

The next three points in the game came from the stripe, all from Nene. He hit
one with 1:47 left and then 39 seconds later, he connected on a pair to
increase the Denver margin to 103-98.

Michael Finley drilled a triple with 1:02 to play, cutting the Mavericks’
deficit to three. But that was as close as Dallas would get as Anthony
responded with another basket for the Nuggets.

The Nuggets turned the ball over 22 times, but overcame the mishaps with 52
percent shooting from the field.

Forward Dirk Nowitzki missed the game for Dallas with an ankle injury.

The Mavs host Kevin Garnett and the Timberwolves tonight.