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May 7, 2011 1:28 AM by Lee Douglas

Mavs have Lakers on brink of elimination

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 32 points, Jason Terry had 23 and Peja Stojakovic scored 11 of his 15 in the fourth quarter, rallying the Dallas Mavericks to a 98-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night that puts the two-time defending champions on the brink of elimination.

Dallas trailed by seven points with 5:05 left and was getting shredded inside by a new-look Lakers lineup featuring three big
men. Then Nowitzki and Stojakovic hit 3-pointers, jump-starting an 18-6 rally that turned around the game and possibly seals the series.

The Mavericks lead 3-0, and no team in NBA history has ever lost after taking such a lead.

Dallas will go for the sweep at home on Sunday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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