Mavericks Take OT Win Over Trail Blazers, NBA Scores


Published on March 21 2016 6:32 am
Last Updated on March 21 2016 6:33 am

Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams played on Sunday as if everything was on the line.

Nowitzki scored 40 points and Williams had 31 points and 16 assists, all season highs, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 132-120 overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Williams made a tiebreaking 3-pointer in overtime before Nowitzki scored eight straight points, all on assists by Williams.

"It's my job as a point guard," Williams said. "You've got to know when your good fella's hot."

The Mavericks moved within a half-game of the Trail Blazers for the sixth playoff position in the Western Conference. Dallas has 12 games to play, and Portland 11.

The Mavericks (35-35) also gained a tiebreaker by winning the first two of three games in the season series against the Trail Blazers (36-35). The teams play again in Portland on Wednesday.

"This was the tiebreaker game," Williams said. "We gained a full game on them, and we see them again next week."


Sunday, March 20 Scoreboard
Dallas 132, Portland 120 (OT)
Toronto 105, Orlando 100

Boston 120, Philadelphia 105
New Orleans 109, Los Angeles 105

Utah 94, Milwaukee 85

Sacramento 88, New York 80

Monday, March 21 Schedule (All Times Central)

San Antonio at Charlotte, 5 p.m.

Denver at Cleveland, 5 p.m.

Philadelphia at Indiana, 5 p.m.

Orlando at Boston, 5:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Detroit, 5:30 p.m.

Washington at Atlanta, 6 p.m.

Sacramento at Chicago, 6 p.m.

Golden State at Minnesota, 6 p.m.

Memphis at Phoenix, 8 p.m.