first_imgDjokovic more dangerous than ever, says rival Thiem LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Dallas Mavericks guards Dennis Smith Jr. (1) and Yogi Ferrell (11) celebrate during the closing minute of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana—The Dallas Mavericks finally have another road win.Dirk Nowitzki scored 15 points, Harrison Barnes made the tiebreaking free throw with 37.7 seconds left and the Mavericks snapped an eight-game road losing streak with a 98-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Nowitzki, the franchise’s career leading scorer in his 20th season, scored six points in the final quarter to help the Mavericks rally for their third win in 17 road games.“I’m real happy for the guys with the way the season’s gone. It’s been a tough go,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. “This group has a ton of character and a lot of fight. It’s the first time we’ve won consecutive back-to-back games, which is a big deal. So, we want to try to take this momentum and continue it.”Barnes and Yogi Ferrell each scored 13 points. Ferrell, an Indianapolis native, hit a key 3-pointer to take a four-point lead with 2:09 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Pacers led 90-84 with 5 minutes remaining.“We never got down on ourselves, especially in the first half when they were shooting the heck out of the ball,” Ferrell said. “We just brought it right back at them and tried to score and in the second half we just wanted to make it a lot harder for them to make shots.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lance Stephenson, Myles Turner and Darren Collison had 16 points apiece for the Pacers, who played without injured leading scorer Victor Oladipo for the first time and struggled down the stretch.“We were right there,” Stephenson said. “I’m not going to say (the loss) was because (Oladipo) was out. We were right there.”Stephenson’s layup tied it at 94, but he committed a costly turnover on the Pacers’ next possession with 28 seconds remaining that the Mavericks converted into an uncontested layup.“We just couldn’t get shots that we needed down the stretch to convert,” Collison said.The Mavericks rallied from an early seven-point deficit as reserve center Dwight Powell scored 11 first-half points. The visitors led for much of the third quarter before the Pacers surged behind Bojan Bogdanovic and Turner to take a 74-71 lead entering the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Oladipo missed his first game of the season to rest a sore right knee. The league’s eighth-leading scorer (24.9 ppg) scored a season-low 13 points in Tuesday’s 107-83 loss at Detroit. Oladipo had started each of the Pacers’ 33 games.Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who coached the Pacers for three seasons through 2006-07, needs two wins to tie John MacLeod for 17th place on the league’s career list. He has a record of 705-545, which includes 181-147 while with the Pacers. He won his 700th career game on Dec. 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img

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