Terry leads Mavericks past Warriors, 127-117

Jason Terry

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Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry (center) celebrates with teammate Jason Kidd in the final minutes of Monday's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 9, 2010 at 1:53 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jason Terry scored a season-high 36 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors 127-117 on Monday night.

Josh Howard and Drew Gooden also had season bests with 25 and 24 points respectively for the Mavericks. Jason Kidd added 17 points and 12 assists.

Anthony Morrow scored a season-high 33 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the Warriors, who lost their season-worst ninth straight, including five at home. Monta Ellis scored 27 points before leaving the game with an apparent right knee injury in the final four minutes.

Stephen Curry scored 25 points to go with nine assists.

Morrow scored 12 of his points in the second quarter to lift Golden State to a 70-61 halftime lead. The Warriors led 98-90 after the third period.

Golden State had a 14-point lead midway through the first quarter and never trailed until Dirk Nowitzki converted a three-point play with 6:40 remaining to play. Nowitzki, who came off the bench for the first time in over 10 years in the Mavericks last game, finished with 15 points and eight rebounds.

Morrow hit consecutive baskets to put the Warriors back on top, but Terry hit a 3-pointer with 5:30 left to give the Mavericks the lead for good. Kidd had steals on the next two Warriors' possessions, allowing Dallas to inch ahead and eventually build its own double-digit lead.

The Warriors had beaten Dallas in five of six previous meetings at home and have now lost six straight to first-place teams.

The Mavericks rallied from a double-digit deficit for the 11th time, the most in the NBA.

Notes: Mavericks' C Erick Dampier missed the game with a swollen knee. ... Warriors F Corey Maggette missed the game with a dislocated ring finger and F Devean George was out with the stomach flu. ... The Warriors used their 28th different starting lineup. ... The 70 points allowed by the Mavericks in the first half were the most in a half all season. ... Warriors F Anthony Tolliver had 14 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double.

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