Dirk Nowitzki scored 34 points and the Dallas Mavericks held off Sacramento 107-103 Friday night, handing the Kings their sixth straight loss in another game without leading scorer DeMarcus Cousins.
The NBA gave J.R. Smith a warning – and then a $50,000 fine when he ignored it. The league penalized the New York Knicks guard again Wednesday, this time for “recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct” after he tried to untie an opponent’s sneaker for a second time in two games.
The NBA has acknowledged the Minnesota Timberwolves were on the short end of an officiating error once again, and the latest one cost them dearly in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
A strong second-half performance helped the Dallas Mavericks avoid their first seven-game skid in nearly 14 years.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany holds up his arms as fans cheer during the final seconds of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday in Dallas. The Mavericks won 100-96. Photo by Eric Gray, AP DALLAS—Dirk Nowitzki scored a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:14 left [...]