DALLAS -- Steph Curry proved once again why he is perhaps the game's best shooter.
Curry tossed in a long 22-footer Tuesday night with 0.1 seconds left in overtime to give the Golden State Warriors a 122-120 heart-stopping victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors improved to 46-28 on the season while the Mavs dropped to 44-31 in this pitoval Western Conference matchup.
With the score tied at 120-all, Monta Ellis drove the baseline and tossed up a shot which Jermaine O'Neal caught in midair. The Mavs thought goaltending should have been called on the play, but the Warriors kept on playing.
That is, until Ellis pulled up in front of Jose Calderon and dropped in the game-winning dagger which broke the Mavs' back.
Dirk Nowitxki led the Mavs with 33 points and 11 rebounds, Monta Ellis had 27 points and six assists, Brandan Wright scored 14 and Vince Carter added 12 points.
Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with 27 points, Curry had 23 points and 10 assists, and O'Neal finished with 20 points and eight rebounds.
Nowitzki dropped in a fadeaway jumper over Draymond Green which gave the Mavs a 106-102 lead with 1:43 left. But, eight seconds later, Andre Iguodala countered with a trey of his own to pull the Warriors within 106-105.
With Nowitzki draining three late 3-pointers, the Mavs assumed a 62-53 lead at the half. But the Warriors outscored them 32-19 in the third quarter and carried an 85-81 lead into the final period.
-- Dwain Price
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