Jan 24, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Mirza Teletovic (33) shoots a three point shot over Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mavericks at Nets final score: Brooklyn holds on 107-106

Mirza Teletovic came off of the bench to score 34 points and grab six rebounds and Jason Kidd made a wise coaching decision at the end of the game as the Brooklyn Nets held off the Dallas Mavericks 107-106 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York Friday night.

With the Nets leading by three with seven seconds to go, Kidd ordered his team to foul Dirk Nowitzki rather than let him attempt a game-tying three-pointer. Nowitzki hit one of two, missing the second on purpose. However, the Nets got the rebound and sank their free throws to put the game on ice.

Teletovic was huge, scoring 24 of his 34 points in the second half.

Deron Williams, who continues to come off of the bench, scored 18 points and dished out 11 assists. Kevin Garnett added 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Mavericks trailed by 11 with under four minutes to play, but went on an 11-3 run to close the gap in the final minutes.

Nowtizki had 18 points and seven rebounds, Monta Ellis had 16 points, seven assists and seven rebounds and Jose Calderon added 15 points.

The Nets, who have won nine of their last 10, are 19-22 while the Mavericks are 25-20.

Tags: Brooklyn Nets Dallas Mavericks Deron Williams Dirk Nowitzki Joe Johnson Kevin Garnett Mirza Teletovic Monta Ellis Paul Pierce

  • artie999

    Isn’t it amazing how the Nets enter the season loaded with stars at every position, a deep quality bench, and the highest payroll in NBA history, and, ofcourse, expectations by the experts to be at least a final 4 team iin the conference – and they are a bad lottery team! Then, they lose their best player for the season, an All Star center with unique scoring ability. AND THEN, they go smaller, quicker, younger, more athletic, with three guard ( who are really not small), move two old superstars who are old and slow to new positions that only require their strength and experience – AND NOW they appear to be an elite team! As a Nets fan and a student of the game, I’m loving it. And of course don’t forget the hugh contribution of a now healthy AK 47!