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.