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Gameday Recap: Dallas Mavericks Once Again Falter Down Stretch, Lose to Charlotte Bobcats for First Time

November 10th, 2012 at 8:55 PM
By Kevin Rodriguez

The Dallas Mavericks were cruising along leading by double digits well into the third quarter.

And then a similar fate bit Dallas big time.

Once again, as shown the previous night against the New York Knicks, the Mavs turned the ball over at crucial times, and they failed to resemble a team capable of rebounding the ball with any type of consistency, at least at this point in the season. Dallas allowed Charlotte to come back and win in overtime 101-97.

This is the first time that Dallas has ever lost to the Bobcats. The Mavs are now 16-1 against Charlotte.

'Kemba Walker, Connecticut Huskies' photo (c) 2011, Matthew D. Britt - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

A 9-0 run by Charlotte late in the fourth quarter helped them be able to tie the game at 91 heading into overtime. Charlotte then outscored the Mavs 10-6 to steal a victory away that Dallas thought they had.

The Mavs led 91-87 with under 30 seconds to play. Dallas allowed former Mav Brendan Haywood to get an easy and-one dunk. He missed the free throw and Charlotte got the rebound and scored to tie the game.

Vince Carter missed a fallaway jumper at the end of regulation that would have won the game for Dallas.

O.J. Mayo had 22 points and Carter had 19 for Dallas. Kemba Walker, the former UConn standout, and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist carried the Bobcats with 26 and 25, respectively.

Dallas, who has been outrebounded on the offensive glass by 55 so far this season, will try to snap this two-game losing streak when they return home to face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

Tags: Basketball, Dallas, Dallas Mavericks, Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, NBA, O.J. Mayo, Vince Carter

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