Dal 33 29 19 26 107
NOH 19 21 27 22 89
Date of game: 4/14/2013

Recap: New Orleans vs. Dallas

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Dirk Nowitzki can finally shave that gnarly beard.

Nowitzki and several Mavericks teammates vowed in February they would let their facial hair grow until Dallas' record reached the .500 mark, which had not been done since Dec. 12.

"It's been too long. My wife stopped kissing me some time in February. It felt good to shave again, especially when you think that we were ten games under. Nobody thought that we could actually fight back," Nowitzki said. "I'm proud of the guys, how could fight back. We won some close games, we won some big games and made it interesting all the way down the stretch."

Hitting that goal came later than planned with the postseason already out of reach, but Dallas completed it with Sunday's 107-89 victory over the Hornets.

Shawn Marion scored 21 points, Nowitzki added 19 and Brandan Wright and Vince Carter had 16 apiece for the Mavs, who have won four of their last five.

Ryan Anderson paced the Hornets with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the club's fourth straight loss.

"You don't want to go into the offseason with a bad taste in your mouth. You want to go out playing the way you want to play, playing hard and competing. We're all looking forward to Wednesday," Hornets guard Brian Roberts said.

Anderson opened the game's scoring with a 3-pointer, but the Mavs answered with the next 11 points and never trailed again.

Dallas was on top, 33-19, at the end of the first quarter and extended the margin to as many as 27 before heading to the break with a 62-40 cushion.

The Hornets pulled within 81-67 heading to the fourth, but a 9-0 Dallas run early in the final stanza put the game away.

Game Notes

With his 10th point, Nowitzki became the 17th player in NBA history to score 25,000 in his career ... Dallas had its streak of 12 consecutive postseason appearances come to an end ... Dallas finishes the season with a 17-24 road record ... The Hornets went 16-25 at home and end the season in Dallas on Wednesday.

Take Toledo to win Mid-American title

Toledo last won the Mid-American Conference championship in 2004. This year, the Rockets have a great chance to do it again as the 5-2 second choice, behind only the 5-4 favorite, Bowling Green.

NASCAR News
Jones wins truck qualifying, heat race at Eldora

Erik Jones won the pole for Wednesday night's Mudsummer Classic Camping World Truck Series race after posting the fastest lap in qualifying at Eldora Speedway, a half-mile dirt track.

Suspended Blackmon arrested for marijuana possession

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday night in Edmond, Oklahoma, according to a Tulsa television station.

Tigers acquire Soria from Rangers

The Detroit Tigers received insurance for the back end of their bullpen by acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers Wednesday night.

Veteran D Sarich injured in bike accident

Veteran NHL defenseman Cory Sarich remains in a Calgary hospital after being seriously hurt after his bicycle he was riding collided with a car.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.