DALLAS -- Joe Johnson scored 22 points Sunday night to pace the Brooklyn Nets to a 107-104 victory in overtime over the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center.
The Mavs (42-29) are now 2-2 on this eight-game homestand which continues Tuesday against Oklahoma City. Brooklyn improves to 37-31.
Dallas could have sent the game into a second overtime, but a long 3-pointer by Monta Ellis grazed the left side of the rim at the buzzer.
After Dirk Nowitzki drilled a jumper to put the Mavs ahead 93-91 at the outset of overtime, the Nets went on a 12-2 run to assume control of the game.
Johnson tied the game at 91-91 with a driving layup with 9.9 seconds left in regulation. Ellis then missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime.
The Mavs were led by Ellis, who finished with 26 points. Mavs superstar Dirk Nowitzki, who scored just 10 points, was just 2-of-12 from the field and struggled all night with his shot.
Also for the Mavs, Samuel Dalembert finished with 12 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and seven blocks, Vince Carter had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Shawn Marion added 12 points.
The Mavs lost starting point guard Jose Calderon to a facial injury in the game's opening minute when he was clubbed by Mason Plumlee.
In addiiton to Johnson, the Nets also got 20 points from Marcus Thornton, and 15 from Paul Pierce.
The Mavs are now 0-3 in overtime games this season. The other two also occurred at the AAC -- against Toronto and Minnesota.
-- Dwain Price
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