DALLAS -- Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and the Toronto Raptors rallied from a 19-point deficit to defeat the Dallas Mavericks, 109-108 in overtime Friday night at American Airlines Center.
It was the largest blown lead of the season for the Mavs, who blew a 17-point lead and lost to Atlanta on Nov. 29, and blew an 18-point lead and lost to Golden State on Dec. 11.
With the Mavs down one point and 10.2 seconds left in overtime, they called timeout to set up a play. However, Monta Ellis misfired on a 12-footer at the buzzer.
The loss left the Mavs (15-11) with a 2-1 record on this three-game home stand and was their first overtime game of the season. It also denied the Mavs of being six games over .500 for the first time since they finished the strike-shorten 2011-'12 season with a 36-30 record on Apr. 26, 2012.
It was the second overtime game in a row for Toronto, who lost at home to Charlotte this past Wednesday in overtime, 104-102.
The Mavs will next play in Phoenix at 8 p.m. Saturday to open up a two-game road trip which ends Monday night in Houston.
Former Raptor point guard Jose Calderon led the Mavs with a season-high 23 points and nine assists, Dirk Nowitzki finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, Ellis collected 21 points and 11 assists, Shawn Marion finished with 14 points and nine rebounds, and Brandan Wright had 13 points and six boards.
Other than Lowry, the Raptors got 18 points and 13 rebounds from Jonas Valanciunas, 15 points apiece from Amir Johnson and Terrence Ross, and 15 points, seven rebounds and nine asists from DeMar DeRozan.
The Mavs were cruising along with a 41-22 with 8:34 left before halftime and appeared well on their way to a relatively easy victory. But as in the case in the NBA, the Raptors made a huge run and started making life completely miserable for the Mavs.
Toronto (10-14) used a massive 27-6 rally to forge ahead of the Mavs, 49-47, with 57.3 seconds left in the ifrst half. From there, it was anybody's ballgame.
With the score tied at 101-101, Nowitzki missed a shot at the buzzer which would have won it for the Mavs in regulation.
For the past two days coach Rick Carlisle had been talking abiut how difficult it was going to be to derail the Raptors. Carlisle proved to be a prophet as the Mavs struggled mightily and came up short at the end.
-- Dwain Price
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