Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Jarrett Jack hit two big free throws in the
closing seconds after Andrew Bogut provided the decisive block, as the Golden
State Warriors fought off the Dallas Mavericks, 100-97, at Oracle Arena.
The Mavericks never led, but had a chance to jump in front in the closing
seconds after David Lee's tip-in of a Jack miss rimmed out. Brandan Wright
grabbed the rebound with 20.9 seconds remaining, then had the ball on the left
block with time winding down.
Bogut stayed his ground, however, and as Wright went up for the shot, Bogut
got a hand on it and forced a breakout the other way. Jack, starting in place
of Stephen Curry for the second straight game, was fouled with two ticks left
and drained both at the foul line before Vince Carter's off-balanced 3-point
attempt at the buzzer fell short.
Klay Thompson paced Golden State with 27 points, while Lee added 15 points, 20
rebounds and nine assists in the club's third straight win.
Dallas, playing without Dirk Nowitzki due to a right adductor strain, was led
by O.J. Mayo's 25 points. Carter netted 22 points, while Shawn Marion chipped
in 18 points and 17 boards in the Mavs' second consecutive loss.
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