facebook
twitter
search
search

NBA: Dallas 109, LA Clippers 102 (OT)

March 27, 2013 at 1:32 AM

DALLAS, March 27 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki took the reins in overtime Tuesday and led the Dallas Mavericks to a 109-102 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Nowitzki scored eight of the Mavs' 12 points in overtime and finished the game with 33 plus nine rebounds.

Vince Carter scored 14 for Dallas, which won its third consecutive game and moved to within one game of the Los Angeles Lakers in the hunt for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference. O.J. Mayo scored 11 points, including a buzzer-beating jumper that sent the game into overtime.

The Clippers, who had won three of four games coming into Tuesday's game, were led by Chris Paul's 33 points. Blake Griffin and Caron Butler both added 14, but the Clippers hit only 10-of-33 shots from 3-point range and were 16-for-25 from the free throw line.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Pierre-Paul could have nerve damage from Fourth accident
Earnhardt wins as Dillon crashes at Daytona finish
Dallas Mavericks near deal with PG Lin
Los Angeles Lakers sign G Williams
Lynn, Pham carry St. Louis Cardinals past San Diego Padres