NBA: Dallas 105, Minnesota 88

April 12, 2007 at 12:22 AM
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 11 (UPI) -- Austin Croshere scored 19 points to lead a balanced Dallas scoring attack Wednesday as the Mavericks cruised to a 105-88 victory over Minnesota.

After a tight first half, Dallas took an 86-66 lead heading into the fourth.

Jason Terry and Josh Howard each scored 16 points for Dallas, and Devean George added 14 points. DeSagana Diop chipped in 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Mavericks.

Dallas recorded its franchise-record 30th road win of the season without Jerry Stackhouse (sore knee), Erick Dampier (strained right shoulder) and Dirk Nowitzki (sore left ankle).

Reserve Justin Reed scored 17 points to lead Minnesota.

Mike James and Craig Smith scored 14 points apiece for the Timberwolves, who have dropped seven of their last nine, and will not have all-star Kevin Garnett, who is out indefinitely with an injured right quadriceps.

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