Thursday , Mar , 25 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Dallas Mavericks Team Report – March 25

=== Dallas Mavericks Team Report – March 25 ===

(Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks lost their second straight game on
Wednesday, as they fell to the Indiana Pacers, 103-99, at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Dirk Nowitzki had 22 points and seven boards for the Mavericks, who have
dropped two straight contests. Dallas, which played without guard Michael
Finley due to a strained right calf, is one game behind Memphis for fifth
place in the West.

Antoine Walker contributed 15 points and 11 boards, while Antawn Jamison also
had 15 points in the loss. Steve Nash finished with 13 points and a game-high
14 assists for Dallas.

The Mavericks are off until Friday when they visit the Miami Heat. Earlier
this season, the Mavs defeated the Heat, 103-93, on November 3, 2003 at
American Airlines Center.

Nowitzki has scored 21 or more points in six straight games. He has averaged
26.5 points in that span.