User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Nuggets drop Mavs, 'under' cashes

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

DALLAS (AP) - Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high 39 points and the Denver Nuggets spoiled Dirk Nowitzki's first home game since returning from knee surgery by beating the Dallas Mavericks 106-85 on Friday night.

Advertisement
Nowitzki had five points in 17 minutes in his third game back, and the Mavericks lost their fifth straight for the first time since January 2011.

Gallinari scored five points in the last 5.3 seconds before halftime and opened the second half with a 3-pointer to put the Nuggets up by 11. Andre Iguodala hit four 3-pointers in a 32-point third quarter and finished with 20 points.

O.J. Mayo led Dallas with 15 points.

Nowitzki, who missed the first 27 games after knee surgery late in the preseason, entered the game to a loud ovation midway through the first quarter and made two of his first four shots. But he missed his last six and didn't score after the first quarter.

The Nuggets led 50-47 in the final seconds of the first half when Gallinari hit a 3-pointer and got a tip-in just before the buzzer after Vince Carter's long inbound pass was knocked away near midcourt.

Gallinari's 3-pointer started the third quarter, but Iguodala took over from there. He hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Nuggets up 13 and dropped in another after the Mavericks had pulled within five. Gallinari and Iguodala scored 12 straight points to help the Nuggets rebuild the lead to 14.

Kenneth Faried outrebounded the Mavericks by himself in the first quarter and finished with 19 rebounds and 11 points, his seventh double-double in the past 10 games.

Mayo broke out of a four-game slump to keep Dallas close before halftime. He had 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting before halftime after matching his season low with four points and missing two of three free throws with a chance to tie the score in an overtime loss at Oklahoma City a night earlier.

Gallinari capped a 15-2 run in the first quarter with a 3-pointer and two free throws to give the Nuggets a 21-8 lead. The Mavericks, who fell to 3-10 against teams with winning records, answered with a 10-0 run in the second quarter and got as close as 40-38 on a 3-pointer by Carter.

NOTES: The Mavericks were given a technical foul when coach Rick Carlisle called a timeout with 3:02 remaining when he didn't have any timeouts left. ... Mavericks G Darren Collison fell three points shy of his career high with 32 in Thursday's 111-105 overtime loss at Oklahoma City. He had his career high at Dallas in February 2010. ... The Nuggets had double-digit 3-pointers for the second straight game after going the first 29 without one. They were 8-0 last year when they had 10 or more 3s. ... Nuggets G Ty Lawson had 14 assists and no turnovers against the Lakers, the first Denver player to do that since Nick Van Exel against the Mavericks almost 11 years ago.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Mejia: Dinero Talks: Heat at 50-to-1
News: 2nd Round Series Odds
News: 2016 Playoff Results
LeBron, Cavs beat Hawks by 11 in Game 1
Henderson, Varejao ejected for 2 techs
Back to the drawing board for Thunder
Rivers: Clips will not trade key players
W's hopeful to have Curry for Game 3
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
16-3 L5 Days, 5-0 L5 Guarantees
8-1 L9, 11-2 L13 NBA Selections
5-0 L5 G-Plays, 7-1 L8 Picks
14-6 L20 Picks, +2,423 This Year
17-5 Playoffs, 15-3 L18 G-Plays
5-0 L3 Days, 16-7 L23 Guarantees
11-5 L16 G-Plays, +2,282 Overall
4-1 Yesterday, 5-1 L6 Totals
11-5 L16 Picks, 28-11 G-Plays
10-5 Last 15 NBA Picks
7-2 Record Last 4 Days
+1,798 Net Profits TY
4-1 Yesterday, 6-2 L8 Totals
5-1 Last 6 Playoff Picks
6-2 L8 Guaranteed Plays
6-1 L7 G-Plays, +1,517 Picks TY
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks
2015 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 2423
Greg Smith + 2282
Chip Chirimbes + 1798
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 994
Brian Edwards + 595
ASA + 390
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Greg Smith 58 %
Paul Bovi 58 %
Stephen Nover 55 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1318
Paul Bovi + 1271
Jimmy Boyd + 1143
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 3198
Paul Bovi + 889
NeiltheGreek + 391
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 2864
Paul Bovi + 1267
The Gold Sheet + 1141
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership