Monta Ellis had just missed a jumper that could have lifted Dallas out of a matchup with top-seeded San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs.
The Mavericks won for the fourth time in five games to maintain seventh place in the Western Conference
Mavs extend Kings' Dallas skid with 103-100 win. Dallas (44-30) is in a virtual tie with Memphis (43-29) for eighth place in the Western Conference, a half-game behind Phoenix.
Nets 107, Mavericks 104, OT. The Mavericks showed a clever "Shawn Marion training video" making light of an unconventional shooting style where he short-arms the ball with his right
Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points and moved into sole possession of the No. 12 spot on the all-time NBA scoring list in the Mavs win over the Jazz.
Devin Harris rolled through the lane, hit a layup and pumped his fist when the whistle blew for a foul.
Dirk Nowitzki joked after a loss to San Antonio that the Mavericks don't "want to see anyone" in the playoffs with their recent record against winning teams.
Jae Crowder and Dwayne Harris found a lot in common outside of being professional athletes.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and Shawn Marion finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas in a 102-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
Aldridge, Blazers run past Mavs, win streak at 5. Dallas' Shawn Marion made his 1,000th NBA start.