PRINT SCHEDULES FOOTBALL | BASKETBALL | HOCKEY
Refresh
Page last updated on Sun Dec 21 17:15:42 EST 2014
RECAP
02/12/2013 12:57 AM EST
Smith has double-double as Hawks hold of Mavericks
ATLANTA 105, DALLAS 101

DALLAS (AP) -- Devin Harris was two steps behind as O.J. Mayo
streaked toward the basket.



Once Mayo shifted the dribble to his right hand, Harris knew he
had a chance to knock the ball loose and help the Atlanta Hawks
pick up a rare road victory.



Harris picked up a key steal in the final minute, Josh Smith had
26 points and 13 rebounds and the Hawks beat the Dallas
Mavericks 105-101 Monday night.



Atlanta was up 99-98 when Elton Brand knocked the ball away from
Smith. Mayo picked it up and was driving for the go-ahead
basket.



Harris, who played 3 1/2 seasons with the Mavericks before he
was sent away as part of the Jason Kidd trade in 2008, snuck up
from behind and poked the ball away from Mayo. He then saved the
ball from going out of bounds with 23.9 seconds left.



"I just kind of wanted to sit behind and see if he would put the
ball back in his right hand," Harris said. "When he did, I was
able to steal it away at the right time."



Smith connected on two free throws to extend Atlanta's lead to
101-98. Needing a 3-pointer to tie it, Mayo made a bad pass that
the Hawks stole with 14.9 seconds remaining.



Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver each made a pair of free throws down
the stretch to preserve the victory.



"Obviously, we're disappointed," Mayo said. "It was a winnable
game. We didn't make the plays down the end and they made some
plays."



Al Horford had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Teague added 20
points and nine assists.



The Hawks came into the game having lost eight of nine road
games since Jan. 4.



"Any time you go on the road and get a win, it's always big,"
Atlanta coach Larry Drew said. "We've had our ups and downs, as
most teams do. But we have not fragmented when that has
happened."



Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and Mayo chipped in with 19 for
the Mavericks, who fell five games behind the Houston Rockets
for the eighth-place spot in the Western Conference.



Even though the game was decided late, coach Rick Carlisle was
disappointed in Dallas' rough first quarter. The Mavericks fell
behind 10-0 and trailed by as much as 13 early.



"I didn't have our guys ready to play," Carlisle said. "You've
got a team of guys that just goes out and is walking around at
the beginning of a game. That's on the coach."



Dallas, which didn't lead until the fourth quarter, took a 91-86
lead when Brandan Wright scored five straight points. Smith
answered with a dunk and a 3-pointer to tie the game at 91 with
5:44 left.



Smith whipped a pass to Horford for a dunk that stretched
Atlanta's lead to 96-92 and he hit a 3-pointer over Nowitzki
that made it 99-94 with 1:29 left.



Nowitzki connected on a pair of free throws and short shot over
Smith that cut it to 99-98 with 44.9 seconds remaining.



That set up the frantic final seconds where the Hawks held on
for their eighth win in 20 games after starting 20-10.



Smith was 10 of 15 shooting, including four 3-pointers, and
handed out six assists. The forward knows his name has been in
trade rumors that have surfaced in the past few days.



"I'm just trying to focus on getting better as an individual on
the court," Smith said. "As long as I'm with the Atlanta Hawks,
I can only focus on how to make this team better."



Dallas rebounded from its slow start to pull within 49-48 at
half.



Darren Collison's 3-point play tied the score at 64 midway
through the third.



Korver hit a 3-pointer in transition and John Jenkins followed
with a basket to give Atlanta an 82-74 advantage.



The Mavericks scored seven points over the final 1:04 of the
third, capped by two free throws from Nowitzki, to pull to
82-81.



NOTES: The Mavericks have scored 100 points in 13 of their last
15 games. ... Korver has hit a 3-pointer in 44 straight games,
the longest active streak in the NBA. . Harris started for the
first time since Jan. 30 and finished with 15 points and five
assists.

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Pittsburgh Steelers
2
New England Patriots
3
Indianapolis Colts
4
Green Bay Packers
5
Dallas Cowboys
12/21/2014
Peru - PrimeraSP CRISTAL vs. JUAN AURICH12:00 PM PST
NBAKnicks vs Raptors12:35 PM PST
Bolivia - Liga Profesional BolivianaBLOOMING vs. BOLIVAR1:00 PM PST
Bolivia - Liga Profesional BolivianaTHE STRONGEST vs. ORIENTE PETROLERO1:00 PM PST
NFLGiants vs Rams1:05 PM PST
NFLBills vs Raiders1:25 PM PST
NFLColts vs Cowboys1:25 PM PST
Chile - PrimeraSANTIAGO WAND vs. PALESTINO1:30 PM PST
Ecuador - Serie AEMELEC vs. BARCELONA1:30 PM PST
NBAGrizzlies vs Cavaliers1:35 PM PST
Colombia - Liga Postobon IIIND SANTA FE vs. IND MEDELLIN2:30 PM PST
NBA76ers vs Magic3:05 PM PST
NBACeltics vs Heat3:05 PM PST
NBAPistons vs Nets3:05 PM PST
NBALakers vs Kings3:05 PM PST
NBASuns vs Wizards3:05 PM PST
NBAPelicans vs Thunder4:05 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Timberwolves4:05 PM PST
NFLSeahawks vs Cardinals5:30 PM PST
12/22/2014
Italy - SupercoppaJUVENTUS vs. NAPOLI09:00 AM PST
Turkey - Süper LigCAYKUR RIZESPOR vs. GAZIANTEPSPOR09:00 AM PST
Greece - Super LeaguePANATHINAIKOS vs. AOK KERKYRA09:30 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueB JERUSALEM vs. H BEER SHEVA10:55 AM PST
College FootballBYU vs Memphis11:00 AM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaSP BRAGA vs. P FERREIRA11:00 AM PST
Germany - 2nd BundesligaRB LEIPZIG vs. TSV 1860 MÃœNCHEN11:15 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueSTOKE vs. CHELSEA12:00 PM PST
Portugal - Primeira LigaRIO AVE vs. BELENENSES1:00 PM PST
NBANuggets vs Hornets4:05 PM PST
NBAJazz vs Grizzlies5:05 PM PST
NBARaptors vs Bulls5:05 PM PST
NBATrail Blazers vs Rockets5:05 PM PST
NFLBroncos vs Bengals5:30 PM PST
NBAHawks vs Mavericks5:35 PM PST
NBAClippers vs Spurs5:35 PM PST
NBAKings vs Warriors7:35 PM PST
12/23/2014
College FootballNorthern Illinois vs Marshall3:00 PM PST
College FootballNavy vs San Diego State6:30 PM PST
12/24/2014
College FootballCentral Michigan vs Western Kentucky09:00 AM PST
College FootballFresno State vs Rice5:00 PM PST
12/26/2014
College FootballIllinois vs Louisiana Tech10:00 AM PST
College FootballRutgers vs North Carolina1:30 PM PST
College FootballNC State vs Central Florida5:00 PM PST
12/27/2014
College FootballVirginia Tech vs Cincinnati10:00 AM PST
College FootballDuke vs Arizona State11:00 AM PST
College FootballMiami Florida vs South Carolina12:30 PM PST
College FootballPenn State vs Boston College1:30 PM PST
College FootballNebraska vs USC5:00 PM PST
12/29/2014
College FootballWest Virginia vs Texas A&M11:00 AM PST
College FootballClemson vs Oklahoma2:30 PM PST
College FootballTexas vs Arkansas6:00 PM PST
12/30/2014
College FootballNotre Dame vs LSU12:00 PM PST
College FootballLouisville vs Georgia3:30 PM PST
College FootballMaryland vs Stanford7:00 PM PST
12/31/2014
College FootballMississippi vs TCU09:30 AM PST
College FootballBoise State vs Arizona1:00 PM PST
College FootballGeorgia Tech vs Mississippi State5:00 PM PST
01/01/2015
College FootballWisconsin vs Auburn09:00 AM PST
College FootballMichigan State vs Baylor09:30 AM PST
College FootballMinnesota vs Missouri10:00 AM PST
College FootballFlorida State vs Oregon2:00 PM PST
College FootballOhio State vs Alabama5:30 PM PST
01/02/2015
College FootballPittsburgh vs Houston09:00 AM PST
College FootballIowa vs Tennessee12:20 PM PST
College FootballUCLA vs Kansas State3:45 PM PST
College FootballOklahoma State vs Washington7:15 PM PST
01/03/2015
College FootballEast Carolina vs Florida09:00 AM PST
01/04/2015
College FootballToledo vs Arkansas State6:00 PM PST