Bos 22 21 18 28 89
Dal 26 24 14 30 94
Date of game: 3/17/2014

Recap: Dallas vs. Boston

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points with six rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks held on for a 94-89 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday.

Monta Ellis scored 17 points with seven rebounds, while Devin Harris gave 12 points and six assists for the Mavericks, who have won three straight and five of six.

"We knew it was going to be a dogfight," Ellis confessed. "But we stuck with it, made plays down the stretch when we needed, got defensive stops, got rebounds and came away with the win."

Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points with six assists and Kelly Olynyk had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who have dropped their past five.

The Mavericks had led by 15 points late in the third quarter, but saw it evaporate to two after Bayless hit back-to-back jumpers to make it an 82-80 game with 2:39 to play.

Ellis countered with a 3-pointer, but Bayless answered with a 3 of his own before Nowitzki made another long bucket for an 88-83 game with 1:33 to play.

Bayless then hit two from the line and Brandan Wright hit a bucket at the other end.

The next sequence at the Boston end saw the team miss three straight attempts down low, but the team grabbed three offensive boards and Olynyk finally put it in with 33.8 seconds showing.

Avery Bradley then stripped the ball from Ellis and slammed it home for a one- point game with 21.6 seconds left.

After Ellis hit his two free throws, Bayless missed a shot and grabbed his own board, but Vince Carter blocked his next attempt and Shawn Marion sealed the win with two free throws.

"I'm frustrated in our lack of success but I'm not frustrated in our effort," said Boston head coach Brad Stevens.

Dallas held a 26-22 lead after the first quarter, and took a 50-43 lead into the break.

A 7-0 run by the Mavericks in the third quarter saw the team take a 64-49 lead as Boston went nearly five minutes without a point, but the Celtics closed the half with the final 12 points to make it a 64-61 game going into the final quarter.

Game Notes

The Celtics finished winless on the road (0-15) against the Western Conference in a single season for first time in franchise history ... Dallas hosts Minnesota on Wednesday ... Boston hosts Miami on Wednesday ... The Mavericks have won three straight and seven of eight against the Celtics ... Boston grabbed 36 rebounds in the game, 21 at the offensive end ... Dallas shot 42.3 percent from the floor, while Boston made 36.6 percent of its shots.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

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.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.