Dirk's Buzzer Beater Sinks Sixers

Kidd Pours in 22 as Mavs snap Philly's 7 game win streak

Dirk Nowitzki hit a turnaround 20-foot jumper at the buzzer and finished with 24 points as the Dallas Mavericks snapped Philadelphia's season-high seven-game winning streak with a 95-93 victory over the 76ers Monday.

Jason Kidd had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Jason Terry added 20 and Josh Howard had 10 for the Mavericks (24-17).

Dallas overcame an early deficit and was sparked by Kidd and Nowitzki. Kidd tied his season-high with six 3-pointers, while Nowitzki shook off a poor shooting performance from the field (7-of-23) by hitting all 10 of his free throws. Nowitzki is 44-for-45 from the free throw line over the last six games.

Dallas trailed 55-47 with 8:58 remaining in the third quarter then went on a 19-4 run over six minutes. Kidd scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and Nowitzki eight during the scoring spurt to give the Mavericks a 66-59 advantage.

By the end of the third quarter, the Mavericks led 74-63, with Kidd and Nowitzki combining for 25 of their 32 points.

With 2:14 remaining, Terry hit a 3-pointer from the baseline to give Dallas a 93-81 lead. It wouldn't last as the 76ers scored 12 straight points, tying the game at 93 with 8.5 seconds left after a driving layup by Iguodala.


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