Mavs Win Streak Snapped

Warriors take down Dallas at AAC

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009  |  Updated 11:30 PM CDT
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Mavs Win Streak Snapped

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Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 28 points, but did not score in the final 15 minutes of Dallas' loss to Golden State.

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The Golden State Warriors blew open a tight game with a 14-2 run in the fourth period as they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 111-103 Tuesday night.

Dallas was led by Dirk Nowitzki's 28 points and 10 rebounds and Jason Terry's 21 points, but Nowitzki was held scoreless in the last 15 minutes of the game.

Monta Ellis scored a season-high 37 points, Anthony Morrow added a season-best 27 to end Dallas' five-game winning streak.

Dallas held a 98-89 lead before Golden State answered with a 14-2 run capped by seven straight points from Curry, including a 3-pointer with 2:20 left for a 103-100 lead.

Golden State closed with a 24-7 run and won consecutive games for the first time this season.

The Mavs played without three starters: forwards Shawn Marion, Josh Howard, and center Erick Dampier.

Former Mavs coach and current Warriors coach Don Nelson did not travel to Dallas because he is home recovering from pneumonia.

The loss kicked off a stretch of four games in five nights for the Mavs who will travel to Houston Wednesday to play the Rockets. After Houston, the team travels to Indianapolis and Cleveland before returning home next week.

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