Doesn't matter what's shaking with the rest of the Mavericks or his own personal life, Dirk Nowitzki comes to play when it's time to play. Fabulous night for him again, and the Mavericks are just one point down at the 8:30 mark of the third quarter.
Mavs have gone on a 12-3 run to get to this point.
The Mavs were fighting back into the game and had cut the lead to 58-53 when Jet Terry got hit with a flagrant 1 on a hard foul on a driving Linas Kleinas with 3.8 seconds left in the half. Then Terry also caught a technical for protesting the call.
The Nuggets made all three free throws and got the ball back as well, allowing Carmelo Anthony to drive for a layup at the buzzer.
The Nuggets lead at intermission, 63-53.
-- Jim Reeves
Jet Terry got hit with a flagrant 1 and a technical for protesting for a hard foul on Linas Kleiza with just 3.8 seconds left until halftime.