• Mavericks outlast Nuggets in 2 OT

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    DENVER: Raymond Felton scored the winning basket with 1.5 seconds left in the second overtime as the Dallas Mavericks outlasted Denver 144-143, spoiling a 47-point performance by Nuggets’ Danilo Gallinari.

    The 287 combined points makes this the highest-scoring NBA game since 2012, when Oklahoma City and Minnesota combined for 289 points.

    Dallas survived blowing a 21-point halftime lead before Felton went on to score five of his 11 points in the second overtime period.

    The Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried attempted a hook shot over Felton at the buzzer but missed.

    Dirk Nowitzki tallied 25 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who are already assured of the No. 7 playoff seed in the Western Conference.

    Richard Jefferson scored 24 and Devin Harris finished with 21 on seven-of-nine shooting.

    Gallinari’s career-high scoring night was the driving force behind the Nuggets’ second-half rally. It was the most points by a Denver player since Carmelo Anthony poured in 50 in 2011.

    AFP

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