MEMPHIS, April 29 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 36 points and nine rebounds as Dallas beat Memphis, 94-89, in overtime Saturday to take a 3-0 lead in their NBA Eastern quarterfinals.
Game Four in the series is scheduled for Monday in Memphis.
Dallas opened the extra stanza with a three-pointer from the right wing by Howard, but Shane Battier quickly answered with a three of his own. The Mavericks then took control with five straight points from Nowitzki. The Dallas star hit a fade-away jumper and followed that with a three-pointer to make it 84-79 with 3:17 left.