Mavs Get Revenge on Nellie, Warriors

Also, cellar dwellars Miami and MInnesota lose yet again
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2008 3:14 AM CST
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) tries to get a shot past Golden State Warriors forward Mickael Pietrus (2) and center Al Harrington, left, during the first half, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Golden State returned to the site of its historic upset from the 2007 playoffs, but the results were different this time as Dallas pounded them 121-99.  Normally reserved Dirk Nowitzki netted 28 points and showed great emotion during the Mavericks' 19-4 fourth-quarter run. Warriors playoff star Baron Davis struggled - shooting just two of 14 and scoring 10 points. Elsewhere:

  • Milwaukee found a solution for a nine-game road losing streak - go play in Miami. It worked with a 103-98 win over the shorthanded Heat. Mo Williams had 25 points, nine assists for the Bucks.
  • Portland also got a rare road win, defeating Minnesota, which is now a league-worst 4-27. Brandon Roy scored 24 points for the Blazers.