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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     UTAH             26   18   31   27    102  
     DALLAS           29   27   41   30    127     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   UTH - DESHAWN STEVENSON 24, ANDREI KIRILENKO 
                      21, RAJA BELL 16
                DAL - TONY DELK 22, ANTAWN JAMISON 18, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 16

HIGH REBOUND:   UTH - MATT HARPRING 7, DESHAWN STEVENSON 6, 
                      BEN HANDLOGTEN 6
                DAL - ANTAWN JAMISON 10, TONY DELK 7, SHAWN 
                      BRADLEY 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   UTH - MAURICE WILLIAMS 6, DESHAWN STEVENSON 4,
                      RAJA BELL 4
                DAL - STEVE NASH 7, ANTOINE WALKER 6, ANTAWN 
                      JAMISON 4

         ATT:   19,923

Box Score

UTAH (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Harpring 27 5-12 0-0 3-7 3 2 10 A Kirilenko 34 8-14 4-4 2-5 2 3 21 G Ostertag 20 1-4 1-2 1-5 2 2 3 D Stevenson 34 8-17 8-11 2-6 4 2 24 R Lopez 21 0-4 1-2 1-1 1 3 1 M Williams 25 3-11 0-0 0-1 6 2 7 J Collins 15 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 4 2 R Bell 23 6-10 2-3 0-3 4 3 16 A Pavlovic 21 2-6 4-4 0-2 1 5 8 B Handlogten 20 3-3 4-4 4-6 1 3 10 K Clark DNP - BONE SPUR RIGHT ANKLE C Arroyo DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-84 24-30 14-38 25 29 102 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.440, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (M Harpring 0-2, A Kirilenko 1-3, D Stevenson 0-1, R Lopez 0-1, M Williams 1-3, R Bell 2-4, A Pavlovic 0-2). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:4 (A Kirilenko 3, J Collins). Turnovers:13 (D Stevenson 5, A Kirilenko 3, R Lopez 2, G Ostertag, J Collins, A Pavlovic). Steals: 4 (R Bell 2, J Collins, B Handlogten). DALLAS (127) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Finley 36 6-11 3-4 1-5 3 1 16 A Walker 33 6-10 2-3 0-4 6 2 16 D Nowitzki 25 6-8 1-1 0-3 3 4 15 T Delk 25 7-13 4-5 3-7 2 1 22 S Nash 23 4-10 4-4 1-4 7 4 12 A Jamison 33 6-15 6-7 3-10 4 3 18 S Bradley 10 2-3 2-2 4-6 0 1 6 T Best 25 2-7 2-3 0-3 3 3 6 E Najera 13 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 2 2 D Fortson 9 2-4 0-0 3-5 0 2 4 M Daniels 8 4-7 2-2 1-1 0 0 10 J Howard DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 46-89 26-31 16-49 28 23 127 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.517, FT-.839. 3-Point Goals: 9-23, .391 (M Finley 1-4, A Walker 2-3, D Nowitzki 2-3, T Delk 4-7, S Nash 0-4, A Jamison 0-1, T Best 0-1). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots:4 (D Nowitzki 2, D Fortson, A Jamison). Turnovers:7 (A Jamison 3, A Walker, D Nowitzki, M Finley, S Nash). Steals: 10 (T Delk 3, M Daniels 2, S Bradley, D Nowitzki, M Finley, A Jamison, E Najera). -------------------------------------------- UTAH 26 18 31 27 - 102 DALLAS 29 27 41 30 - 127 -------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Dallas - 1 (Defensive Three, 2:55 3rd). Flagrant fouls: Dallas 1 (D Fortson, 2:14 4th). Utah 1 (R Bell, 0:14 2nd). A: 19,923. T: 2:06. Officials: Jim Clark, Kevin Fehr, Sean Corbin.


Extended Box

UTAH (102) AT DALLAS (127) UTAH REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M HARPRING F 27 5-12 0-0 3 4 7 3 2 0 0 10 A KIRILENKO F 34 8-14 4-4 2 3 5 2 3 0 3 21 G OSTERTAG C 20 1-4 1-2 1 4 5 2 2 0 1 3 D STEVENSON G 34 8-17 8-11 2 4 6 4 2 0 5 24 R LOPEZ G 21 0-4 1-2 1 0 1 1 3 0 2 1 M WILLIAMS 25 3-11 0-0 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 7 J COLLINS 15 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 2 R BELL 23 6-10 2-3 0 3 3 4 3 2 0 16 A PAVLOVIC 21 2-6 4-4 0 2 2 1 5 0 1 8 B HANDLOGTEN 20 3-3 4-4 4 2 6 1 3 1 0 10 K CLARK DNP - BONE SPUR RIGHT ANKLE C ARROYO DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE TOTALS 240 37-84 24-30 14 24 38 25 29 4 13 102 (.440) (.800) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13 (23 PTS) DALLAS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M FINLEY F 36 6-11 3-4 1 4 5 3 1 1 1 16 A WALKER F 33 6-10 2-3 0 4 4 6 2 0 1 16 D NOWITZKI C 25 6-8 1-1 0 3 3 3 4 1 1 15 T DELK G 25 7-13 4-5 3 4 7 2 1 3 0 22 S NASH G 23 4-10 4-4 1 3 4 7 4 0 1 12 A JAMISON 33 6-15 6-7 3 7 10 4 3 1 3 18 S BRADLEY 10 2-3 2-2 4 2 6 0 1 1 0 6 T BEST 25 2-7 2-3 0 3 3 3 3 0 0 6 E NAJERA 13 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 D FORTSON 9 2-4 0-0 3 2 5 0 2 0 0 4 M DANIELS 8 4-7 2-2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 10 J HOWARD DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE TOTALS 240 46-89 26-31 16 33 49 28 23 10 7 127 (.517) (.839) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 7 (9 PTS) UTAH 26 18 31 27 - 102 DALLAS 29 27 41 30 - 127 BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - A KIRILENKO 3, J COLLINS. DALLAS - D NOWITZKI 2, D FORTSON, A JAMISON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 4-16 (.250), M HARPRING 0-2, A KIRILENKO 1- 3, D STEVENSON 0-1, R LOPEZ 0-1, M WILLIAMS 1-3, R BELL 2-4, A PAVLOVIC 0- 2. DALLAS 9-23 (.391), M FINLEY 1-4, A WALKER 2-3, D NOWITZKI 2-3, T DELK 4-7, S NASH 0-4, A JAMISON 0-1, T BEST 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: DALLAS - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: DALLAS 1 (D FORTSON, 2:14 4TH). UTAH 1 (R BELL, 0:14 2ND). OFFICIALS: JIM CLARK, KEVIN FEHR, SEAN CORBIN. A - 19,923. T - 2:06.


Game Story

DALLAS (Ticker) -- Coach Don Nelson wondered how long it would take newcomers Antoine Walker and Tony Delk to get acclimated to the high-powered offense of the Dallas Mavericks. The answer is 2 1/2 games. Walker and Delk combined for 24 points in the third quarter as the Mavericks ran away from the Utah Jazz, 127-102, to win their home opener. "I know we are capable of doing it and I think that third quarter was very impressive offensively," Walker said. "I think we can be very good if we continue to work and guys stay focused. As the games pick up and everybody understands, it's going to be somebody different every night. Who it is, we don't worry about it, we just go out and play. If a guy's hot we just milk him." Acquired eight days before the season opener in a trade with Boston, Walker and Delk did not have the benefit of any training camp with the Mavericks, who led the NBA in scoring last season. Dallas began on the road, losing to the Lakers and rallying for a victory over Golden State. Although Walker averaged 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds and Delk averaged 5.5 points, the Mavs have not had the fluid look they had last season, when they reached the Western Conference finals. But Walker and Delk found their groove in the third quarter. Delk scored 14 of his 22 points and Walker 10 of his 16 as they fueled a 41-point period and turned a 56-44 halftime advantage into a 97-75 rout. "I think it was just me being aggressive, playing the way that I'm capable of playing," said Delk, who made four 3-pointers. "I think that's the way I've played my whole career, being a high-energy guy and playing on both ends." Delk's play surprised Nelson a bit, but not Walker. "In all the years he's been playing, we could never stop him," Nelson said of Delk. "I didn't really expect this kind of performance from him tonight because he really hasn't practiced much." "I've been playing with Tony Delk seems like all my life," Walker said. "I know Tony very well, what he likes. I just try to get him easy opportunity baskets. Tony can shoot the basketball with the best of them in this league. When he's healthy and on his game, he can shoot the basketball with all of them." Dallas shot 52 percent (46-of-89) from the field, committed just seven turnovers and had seven players in double figures as it fell two points shy of last season's high. Antawn Jamison had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Michael Finley scored 16 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 15, Steve Nash 12 and rookie Marquis Daniels 10, all in garbage time. "Every night, it's going to be somebody different," said Walker, who made 6-of-10 shots and added six assists. "It can come from Tony Delk, Travis Best, anybody." "We've got so many guys who can make shots and are unselfish," said Delk, who made 7-of-13 shots. "We can score a lot of points by guys making an extra pass." DeShawn Stevenson scored a career-high 24 points and Andrei Kirilenko added 21 for the Jazz, who surprised Portland in their season opener but simply did not have the firepower to play with the Mavs. Utah was without forward Keon Clark and point guard Carlos Arroyo, both of whom sat out with ankle injuries. Arroyo, a point guard who had 18 points and 13 assists in the opener, was replaced by Raul Lopez, who had one point, one assist and two turnovers in 21 minutes. "If you don't understand a 24-second clock in basketball, especially if you are not as talented as the team you are playing, you are going to have a rude awakening," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "We had one tonight because they shot layups all night." Utah hung around for a while as Dallas did not take the lead for good until Nowitzki scored to make it 33-31 with 8:18 left in the second quarter. A basket by Nash capped a 10-3 spurt that widened the advantage to 49-38 with 2:09 to go. With Delk and Walker leading the way, the Mavs shot 56 percent (14-of-25) in the third quarter, including 6-of-12 from the arc. "In the third quarter, we showed how if we are clicking we can beat you in a lot of different ways," Walker said. "At times, we have five 3-point shooters on the floor and that makes us difficult to guard." "We gave up a lot of easy shots, easy layups and they got into rhythm, and we couldn't stop them," Jazz forward Matt Harpring said. Former Mav Raja Bell scored 16 points for Utah, which shot 44 percent (37-of-84). Dallas improved to 14-9 all-time in home openers, including 3-0 in the American Airlines Center.


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