Sunday , Jan , 16 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Dallas Mavericks Team Report – January 16

=== Dallas Mavericks Team Report – January 16 ===

(Sports Network) – Dallas posted a 98-93 win over the New Jersey Nets at
American Airlines Center on Saturday night.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Mavs to the
win. Nowitzki, who needs just two points to reach 10,000 for his career, was a
perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line.

For just the second time all season, all five starters for the Mavericks
scored in double figures. Jerry Stackhouse finished with 20 points and 10
rebounds, Michael Finley had 16 points and Jason Terry had 15. Erick Dampier
returned to action from a knee injury and scored 10 points while collecting 11
rebounds.

Nowitzki’s double-double was his 18th of the season. Dampier’s was his eighth,
and Stackhouse’s was his first as a Maverick.

Nowitzki missed the final five minutes of the second quarter, when he went to
the locker room to have a sprained left ankle checked out. He returned after
halftime.

Dallas has beaten New Jersey 10 straight times. Mavericks forward Josh Howard
missed his third straight game due to an upper respiratory infection. It is
unknown when Howard will return to the court.

The Mavericks have the next two days before hosting the streaking Washington
Wizards on Tuesday.

DAL