Dirk Nowitzki scores 22, Mavericks steal one from Warriors

The Dallas Mavericks put together a very efficient performance, turning it over on only 6 possessions while totaling 27 assists, in a close 103-99 win over the Golden State Warriors. Dallas (10-6) has now won 7 of their last 10 games.

Dirk Nowitzki put up 22 points on 11-19 shooting. Other key players for Dallas included Jae Crowder with 12 points and 6 rebounds, Shawn Marion with 11 points and 5 rebounds, and Samuel Dalembert with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Stephen Curry had another strong game for Golden State despite the loss, scoring 29 points on 9-19 shooting (6-10 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-5 from the free throw line. He also added 8 assists. David Lee contributed 20 points and 12 rebounds and Klay Thompson finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The Mavericks posted a sterling assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.50. This year, they are undefeated (3-0) when they exceed 2.50 in this metric. Conversely, the Warriors are winless (0-2) when allowing their opponents to achieve such a stellar ratio.

Golden State (9-7) couldn't get consecutive victories after beating New Orleans on Tuesday.

Coming up, the Mavericks battle the Atlanta Hawks, who are 8-8 on the season. The Warriors match up with the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently sitting at 10-3 this year. The Mavericks have a 1-0 record against Atlanta this season. The Warriors have a 1-0 record against Oklahoma City this season.