Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points, Jason Terry had several key buckets down the stretch, and the surging Dallas Mavericks beat Charlotte 89-84 on Monday night to spoil the Bobcats' first game since Michael Jordan agreed to buy the team.
Jordan's presence courtside and a difficult travel schedule
couldn't stop the NBA's hottest team from their eighth straight
win. Caron Butler added 22 points and Terry scored 13 of his 20
points in the fourth quarter for Dallas, which rallied from a
12-point third-quarter deficit.
Stephen Jackson scored 20 points, but also had six of
Charlotte's 20 turnovers. Tyrus Thomas added 16 points and 12
rebounds for the Bobcats, who dropped to 0-12 all-time against the
Mavericks, the only team they've never beaten.