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Mavericks Blow Lead But Beat Pistons 102-99

Posted By Sam Greenberg On March 9, 2013 @ 12:06 AM In NBA | No Comments

O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks held on to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-99 on Friday night when Charlie Villanueva missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Dallas began the night 4½ games behind eighth-place Utah in the race for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Mavericks blew a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing Detroit to go ahead 97-96 on a 3-pointer by Khris Middleton.

Dirk Nowitzki made two straight shots to put Dallas ahead by three. It was 100-99 after Villanueva caught Jose Calderon’s airball and made a layup with 6 seconds left.

Source: Associated Press


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