Dallas trips up Blazers

Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2002

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points and had a season-high 17 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 82-73 Monday night to remain the NBA's lone unbeaten team.

Dallas improved to 7-0, extending the best start in franchise history. The Mavericks turned a 13-point second-quarter deficit into a 12-point lead by the end of the third quarter.

Warriors 108, Grizzlies 101

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Antawn Jamison had 37 points and 11 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors beat the winless Memphis Grizzlies.

Erick Dampier had 18 points and 16 rebounds, while Troy Murphy added 18 points for the Warriors.

Spurs 91, Timberwolves 75

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan scored 20 points and Steve Kerr connected on five 3-pointers to lead the San Antonio Spurs over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Celtics 112, Jazz 95

BOSTON -- Paul Pierce scored 35 points and the Boston Celtics used the 3-point shot to overcome a halftime deficit and beat the Utah Jazz.

The Jazz gave Boston plenty of help, committing 29 turnovers. It was the fifth straight win for the Celtics after starting the season with two losses.

Utah lost for the fifth time in six games and dropped their fourth in a row on the road.

The Jazz led 45-41 at halftime as Boston made just 1-of-12 shots from behind the arc. But the Celtics hit five 3-pointers in the third quarter and four in the fourth.

Pierce scored 27 points in the second half after making just 2-of-6 shots in the first. Antoine Walker added 27 points and Tony Delk had 13.

The Jazz were led by Karl Malone with 20 and Matt Harpring and Scott Padgett with 15 each.

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