Tuesday , Mar , 09 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Dallas Mavericks Team Report – March 9

=== Dallas Mavericks Team Report – March 9 ===

(Sports Network) – Dirk Nowitzki poured in a team-high 26 points on 11-of-13
shooting from the field to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 103-90 victory over
Phoenix at American Airlines Arena.

Antawn Jamison came off the bench to add 21 points and eight rebounds, as the
Mavericks snapped a three-game losing streak. Michael Finley scored 13 points
and Steve Nash chipped in 12.

Dallas,which is a league-best 29-4 at home, will now play has eight of its
next 10 on the road, starting Thursday night at Western Conference-leading
Sacramento. The Mavs are just 11-19 away from home this season.

The Mavs currently sit in fifth-place in the Western Conference, one game back
of the Los Angeles Lakers and one game in front of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Dallas, which will be starting a three-game road trip on Thursday, has dropped
three straight and five of its last six on the road.

The Mavs have beaten the leaders in the West twice this season and have own
six of the last nine and nine of the last 12 matchups. Dallas, though, has
dropped eight of its last 13 in Sacramento.