DALLAS -- When Dallas Mavericks guard OJ Mayo coughed up a huge turnover that led to a Corey Brewer basket which sent Friday's game into overtime, he knew what he had to do next.
"Just keep playing,'' Mayo said. "Obviously even though we made some mistakes down the stretch they didn’t cost us the game.
"We got an extra five minutes. Go out there and get the win.''
And that's precisely what the Mavs did as they wound up edging the Denver Nuggets, 108-105, in overtime at American Airlines Center to increase their record to 39-40.
Mayo even made amends in overtime when he hit a running five-footer and a three-point which put the Mavs ahead to stay at 104-101. In other words, he didn't let one bad mistake ruin the rest of the game.
"You’ve just got to understand, there’s still more game left,'' said Mayo, who had 20 points and six assists. "You can’t really sit there and dwell on turning the ball over.
"Obviously you didn’t try to do it, but it happened. They got a layup and took it into overtime. They made the play at the end, and I thought we made more plays in overtime to get the win.''
-- Dwain Price
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