Sports

Ellis, Nowitzki Lead Mavs Past Hawks 118-109

View Comments
Atlanta Hawks v Dallas Mavericks
Game_Onair_RobH_640x480_091613 Rob Hamilton
Rob Hamilton has spent the last 22 years in Broadcast Media across the...
Read More

Atlanta Hawks
Upcoming Games

Buy Hawks Tickets Full Schedule
Tuesday Dec 23
vs. Clippers
Friday Dec 26
vs. Bucks
Tuesday Dec 30
vs. Cavaliers
Hawks Central
Shop for Hawks Gear
Buy Hawks Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis started his Dallas career with 32 points, Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 and the Mavericks spoiled Mike Budenholzer’s coaching debut with a 118-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

The Mavericks hit seven 3-pointers to pull away in the fourth quarter, including two in a row from Nowitzki followed by one from Ellis for a 118-102 lead with 1:18 remaining.

Ellis joined the Mavericks with questions about his efficiency on offense, but answered those concerns at least for one night. He was 11 of 17 from the field and had eight assists. The only downside was seven turnovers.

Nowitzki finished 8 of 14, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, after missing last year’s opener and the next 26 games following right knee surgery.

Jeff Teague led Atlanta with 24.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,758 other followers