Final

Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 12/20

Game 1: Friday, December 20th
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Game 2: Monday, February 3rd
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Game 3: Saturday, March 8th
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Game 4: Friday, April 11th
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    Coverage: KJZZ

    7:30 PM ET, March 8, 2003

    American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    UTAH 14 18 21 2477
    DAL 22 33 26 20101

    Top Performers

    Utah: A. Kirilenko 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Dallas: D. Nowitzki 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast

    Mavs clinch victory with 28-12 second-quarter run

    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Utah jazz rallied for a 90-85 victory over local favorite Eduardo Najera and the Dallas Mavericks in an exhibition game on Sunday.

    Najera, the only Mexican in the NBA, was heartily cheered as he was introduced during pregame festivities. He made four of his first five shots and finished with eight points -- all in the first half, but he fouled out with just over five minutes to play.

    The Jazz committed nine turnovers in the third quarter and trailed 68-59 entering the fourth before mounting a comeback with the help of several Dallas fouls.

    Raul Lopez and Aleksandar Pavlovic scored 10 points each to lead the Jazz. Antawn Jamison scored 16 points and Dirk Nowitski had 16 points and six rebounds for the Mavericks.

    The lead changed hands five times in the first half before Dallas went up 35-33 at 5:37 in the second quarter on Josh Howard's jump shot.

    It was the 16th NBA game played in Mexico City but the first since 2000. All but one have been preseason games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTAH
    DAL
    Points 77 101
    FGM-FGA 31-72 (.431) 39-82 (.476)
    3PM-3PA 1-2 (.500) 7-17 (.412)
    FTM-FTA 14-21 (.667) 16-21 (.762)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 8-38 13-43
    Assists 20 18
    Turnovers 20 13
    Steals 8 11
    Blocks 2 9
    Fast Break Points 4 9
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (1/0) 19 (0/0)

    Top Performers

    Utah
    Dallas
    Andrei Kirilenko Kirilenko
    Points: 11
    Reb: 5
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0
    Dirk Nowitzki Nowitzki
    Points: 21
    Reb: 6
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0