Dirk, Mavs Deny Bulls Comeback

Hawks beat 76ers, Outlaw's buzzer-beater gives Blazers win over Grizzlies by one
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2007 12:24 AM CST
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, right, of Germany, drives past Chicago Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles...   (Associated Press)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Josh Howard’s 27 points, along with Dirk Nowitzki’s 25, helped the Dallas Mavericks get past the Chicago Bulls 103-98. Dallas’ 16-point fourth-quarter lead was pared to only three with about 11 seconds left but two Jason Terry free throws iced the game. Andres Nocioni, who came off the bench, led the Bulls with 30 points, according to the AP. Elsewhere in the Association:

  • Josh Smith led the Hawks past the Sixers 88-79 with an impressive 22 point, seven rebound, six assist, and four block performance.
  • Travis Outlaw scored the last two of his 22 points as time expired to give Portland their first road win of the season, a 106-105 victory over Memphis. Rudy Gay scored 30 for the Grizzlies.