Josh Howard fouled out at the 5:50 mark of the third quarter with 24 points...The Mavs' most active player in the game will sit the rest of the way on the bench. Mavs 100, Warriors 99.
Jerry Stackhouse continues his struggles from the field at 4-of-11 and Dirk is 5-of-13 for 17 points.
Baron Davis is again playing fearlessly. He's already played 42 minutes, but isn't showing any signs of tiring. He's got a team-high 28. And the Warriors have found a new assasin in Kelenna Azubuike, who's put up 25 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.
If the Mavs lose this one it will be a quiet flight to Portland.
-- Jeff Caplan