Tuesday , Jan , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Dallas Mavericks Team Report – January 13

=== Dallas Mavericks Team Report – January 13 ===

(Sports Network) – Steve Nash scored six of his 28 points in overtime, and
Dirk Nowitzki collected 31 points and 10 rebounds, as the Dallas Mavericks
survived a New York rally and beat the Knicks, 127-121, on Tuesday at Madison
Square Garden.

Michael Finley added 25 points and 10 boards, and Antawn Jamison chipped in
with 23 points as the Mavericks snapped a two-game slide. Antoine Walker
rounded out the balanced effort with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for
his first triple-double of the season.

New York trailed by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, but rallied
with a strong fourth. The Knicks scored six points in a five-second span at
the end of the game to send it into overtime.

Dallas scored first in overtime, however, taking the lead for good on
Nowitzki’s free throws that made it 117-115 just 20 seconds in. The Knicks
were within 121-119 at the 1:00 mark, but the Mavericks used a 6-0 run, capped
by Nowitzki’s foul shots in the waning moments, to seal it.

The Mavs were again without forward Josh Howard, who is sidelined with a
hamstring injury. However, the rookie guard could return on Wednesday against
Philadelphia.

DAL