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DALLAS (76) AT PHOENIX (89)

DALLAS

REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

A GRIFFIN F 17 2-4 0-0 0 4 4 2 0 1 3 4 D NOWITZKI F 13 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 6 R LAFRENTZ C 24 3-8 0-0 1 5 6 3 2 0 1 7 S NASH G 8 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 M FINLEY G 22 5-14 0-0 2 0 2 3 2 1 1 10 N VAN EXEL 28 3-11 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 2 2 9 E NAJERA 12 2-2 2-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 6 G BUCKNER 28 2-6 2-2 1 4 5 2 2 1 1 6 S BRADLEY 23 1-7 0-0 2 4 6 1 3 3 1 2 W ZHI ZHI 23 5-15 2-4 2 4 6 1 0 0 0 12 E ESCHMEYER 19 0-2 0-0 3 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 J NEWMAN 23 4-8 2-2 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 11

TOTALS 240 30-84 10-12 12 32 44 17 12 10 12 76 (.357) (.833) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13 (15 PTS)

PHOENIX

REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

P HARDAWAY 10 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 2 S MARION F 35 5-15 3-3 1 3 4 1 1 2 0 14 C OUTLAW F 34 3-4 1-4 3 12 15 5 4 1 1 7 J TSAKALIDIS C 32 5-11 9-10 2 4 6 2 1 0 1 19 S MARBURY G 42 7-13 0-0 1 3 4 13 0 2 8 15 D MAJERLE G 35 3-14 1-2 0 8 8 2 2 2 0 10 J JOHNSON 29 7-14 2-2 0 2 2 1 3 2 0 16 A FORD 7 2-4 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 M PALACIO 6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 J VOSKUHL 9 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 J CRISPIN 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 J WALLACE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-79 16-21 11 36 47 27 13 9 12 89 (.430) (.762) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 12 (5 PTS)

DALLAS 23 22 16 15 - 76 PHOENIX 32 23 20 14 - 89

BLOCKED SHOTS: DALLAS - S BRADLEY 2, R LAFRENTZ 2, D NOWITZKI, G BUCKNER, W ZHI ZHI. PHOENIX - C OUTLAW, M PALACIO, J TSAKALIDIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DALLAS 6-20 (.300), R LAFRENTZ 1-4, S NASH 1-3, M FINLEY 0-1, N VAN EXEL 3-6, G BUCKNER 0-1, W ZHI ZHI 0-3, J NEWMAN 1- 2. PHOENIX 5-18 (.278), S MARION 1-3, S MARBURY 1-1, D MAJERLE 3-13, J JOHNSON 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: DALLAS - N VAN EXEL. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, BILL KENNEDY, BLANE REICHELT. A - 19,023. T - 2:00.


Box Score

DALLAS (76)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Griffin 17 2-4 0-0 0-4 2 0 4 D Nowitzki 13 2-3 2-2 0-1 1 2 6 R Lafrentz 24 3-8 0-0 1-6 3 2 7 S Nash 8 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 M Finley 22 5-14 0-0 2-2 3 2 10 N Van Exel 28 3-11 0-0 0-2 3 0 9 E Najera 12 2-2 2-2 1-3 0 1 6 G Buckner 28 2-6 2-2 1-5 2 2 6 S Bradley 23 1-7 0-0 2-6 1 3 2 W Zhi Zhi 23 5-15 2-4 2-6 1 0 12 E Eschmeyer 19 0-2 0-0 3-7 1 0 0 J Newman 23 4-8 2-2 0-2 0 0 11

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-84 10-12 12-44 17 12 76 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.357, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (R Lafrentz 1-4, S Nash 1-3, M Finley 0-1, N Van Exel 3-6, G Buckner 0-1, W Zhi Zhi 0-3, J Newman 1-2). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:7 (S Bradley 2, R Lafrentz 2, D Nowitzki, G Buckner, W Zhi Zhi). Turnovers:12 (A Griffin 3, N Van Exel 2, J Newman 2, S Bradley, G Buckner, R Lafrentz, S Nash, M Finley). Steals: 10 (S Bradley 3, N Van Exel 2, J Newman 2, M Finley, A Griffin, G Buckner).

PHOENIX (89)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp P Hardaway 10 1-1 0-0 1-1 3 1 2 S Marion 35 5-15 3-3 1-4 1 1 14 C Outlaw 34 3-4 1-4 3-15 5 4 7 J Tsakalidis 32 5-11 9-10 2-6 2 1 19 S Marbury 42 7-13 0-0 1-4 13 0 15 D Majerle 35 3-14 1-2 0-8 2 2 10 J Johnson 29 7-14 2-2 0-2 1 3 16 A Ford 7 2-4 0-0 2-4 0 0 4 M Palacio 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 J Voskuhl 9 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 J Crispin 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 J Wallace DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-79 16-21 11-47 27 13 89 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.430, FT-.762. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (S Marion 1-3, S Marbury 1-1, D Majerle 3-13, J Johnson 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:3 (C Outlaw, M Palacio, J Tsakalidis). Turnovers:12 (S Marbury 8, P Hardaway, M Palacio, J Tsakalidis, C Outlaw). Steals: 9 (D Majerle 2, S Marbury 2, S Marion 2, J Johnson 2, C Outlaw).

------------------------------------------- DALLAS 23 22 16 15 - 76 PHOENIX 32 23 20 14 - 89 -------------------------------------------

Technical fouls: Dallas - 1 (N Van Exel, 12:00 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,023. T: 2:00. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Bill Kennedy, Blane Reichelt.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Dan Majerle concluded his 14-year NBA career with a victory as the Phoenix Suns defeated the playoff-bound Dallas Mavericks, 89-76.

Majerle, who played his first seven seasons with Phoenix and returned to the team as a free agent prior to this season, had 10 points in his first start for the team since 1995.

Majerle shot just 3-of-14, missing 11 consecutive 3-pointers before sinking one that bounced off the backboard and the top of the rim before dropping through with 25 seconds left.

"With all the emotions running through the last week or so, I was gassing out there, I was tired," Majerle said. "Trying to make that last shot from 35 feet, I didn't have the legs that I wanted to have, but the guys wanted me to make a shot and take a shot. (Stephon Marbury) kept on throwing me the ball and Bo (Outlaw) kept on hustling and getting it back. Steph said that one was gonna fall and it did, and I don't know how."

The Suns called timeout to remove Majerle, who received a standing ovation and blew kisses back to the Phoenix faithful.

"It's a great way to go out on top and knowing that I could maybe squeeze in another year or two, but I don't want to do that," Majerle said. "My body isn't where I want it to be and this team has a lot of growing to do, and they need to develop some young players and they can do that without me."

"I can see him coaching in this league," Suns coach Frank Johnson said. "He demands respect."

Phoenix took the lead for good at 36-35 on a jumper by Penny Hardaway with 5:39 left in the second quarter. The Suns led 55-45 at halftime and by at least 10 points after Shawn Marion scored a basket with 7:50 left in the third quarter to make it 64-54.

Jake Tsakalidis scored 17 points, rookie Joe Johnson added 16 and Marbury 15 and 13 assists for the Suns, who had lost three straight games and seven of eight. Phoenix (36-46) will miss the playoffs for the first time since 1988.

"I hurt my back and my knee," Tsakalidis said. "I just came back to play the last two games with (Majerle). He's the reason why I played. I told the guys we have to win for him."

"He's just an unbelievable guy," Marbury said. "I wish he would still play, but at the same time you can't have what you want. I'm happy to see him happy, sad to see him go."

Dirk Nowitzki scored just six points in eight minutes and fellow All-Star Steve Nash three in seven for the Mavs (57-25), who rested their regulars after learning during the contest that San Antonio had clinched the Midwest Division title and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a win at Utah.

"We obviously knew the score of the San Antonio game, and that had an impact on how we played in the second half," Dallas coach Don Nelson said. "We wanted to make sure we didn't get anybody hurt and rest the guys that need the rest."

Wang Zhizhi had 12 points to lead Dallas, which is the fourth seed and will face fifth-seeded Minnesota in the first round of the playoffs.

Dallas had a three-game winning streak snapped as Phoenix avoided a season series sweep.

"Phoenix played a good ballgame," said Dallas center Raef LaFrentz, who had seven points and six rebounds and will play in the postseason for the first time. "(But) we might have been looking to the playoffs a bit early."

The Mavs, who entered the contest ranked first in the NBA with 105.6 points per game, were held to their lowest point total this season. The Suns had limited the Mavs to their previous worst output of 81 points on March 5.

"We have more experience than last year," said Nowitzki, whose team lost to San Antonio in the Western Conference semifinals in five games last season. "We're a better team than last year and we're a year older. Except for today we've been playing well, so we should be ready. We have a good team this year and we beat pretty much everyone so far. I think we can go deep in the playoffs, but to do that we have to be consistent on the defense."

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