DALLAS -- Monta Elllis and Devin Harris scored 20 points apiece and the Dallas Mavericks swept the season series against Indiania with a 105-94 victory over the Pacers on Sunday night at American Airlines Center.
The Mavs are now 38-26 as they head into a big showdown in Oakland on Tuesday night against the Golden State Warriors.
This was the fourth loss in a row for the Pacers, who are 46-17 and went 0-2 against the Mavs this season.
The game was relatively close in the fourth quarter until Harris popped in a pair of free throws with 2:02 left to give Dallas a 98-90 lead. After David West scored for Indiana, Ellis then nailed a 15-footer and an 18-footer as the Mavs went up 102-92 with 56 seconds to go.
Besides Ellis and Harris, the Mavs got 14 points and eight rebounds from Dirk Nowitzki, 12 points from Shawn Marion, 10 points and seven assists from Jose Calderon, and 10 points and seven rebounds from Vince Carter, who also came up with some key boards late in the game.
Paul George led Indiana with 27 points and 11 rebounds, Lance Stephenson had 21 points and six turnovers, and George Hill tallied 20 points.
The Mavs held a 35-18 lead early in the second period and appeared as though they were going to blow out the Pacers. But as the Mavs have been doing lately, they gave up the entire lead -- and then some -- before recovering in time to finish this brief home stand with a 2-0 record.
-- Dwain Price
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