Curry leads Warriors past Mavericks 122-120

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors shoots against the Dallas Mavericks on April 1, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (Copyright 2014 NBAE/Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 1 at 10:49 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry made a tiebreaking jumper in the final second of overtime, lifting the Golden State Warriors to a 122-120 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

Curry finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 27 points, and Jermaine O'Neal added 20.

Dallas had a three-point lead until Thompson made a 3-point shot with 1:01 remaining in regulation.

O'Neal blocked a Dallas shot with the game tied at 120, setting the stage for Curry's winning move. He dribbled the ball to the left side of the court and hit from 20 feet.

The Mavericks called timeout, but the inbounds pass failed to connect as time ran out.

Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 33 points and 11 rebounds. He had 16 in the Mavericks' 41-point second quarter.

Dallas dropped from seventh in the Western Conference to ninth, a half-game behind Memphis and Phoenix in the final two playoff positions.

The Mavericks also split a franchise-record, eight-game homestand, losing three of four overtime games. For the season, the Mavericks are 1-4 in overtime; the Warriors are 1-2.

Golden State led throughout the first quarter, scoring the first eight points and taking an 11-point lead at 30-19 on Jamal Crawford's layup with 11 seconds remaining.

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