Mavs Lose To T-Wolves

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The Dallas Mavericks’ home winning streak stopped at 7 with a 105-90 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center.  The Mavericks had won three straight overall before falling to Minnesota on Wednesday. Minnesota also ended Dallas’ run of 15 consecutive games holding teams under 100 points and improved to 2-0 against the Mavericks in the 2011-12 season series. Prior to this season, the Mavericks’ longest streak for consecutive games holding teams under the century mark was 13.

Jason Terry led Dallas in scoring with 17 points (8-19 FGs, 1-6 3FGs) off the bench. It was the sixth time this season that Terry has led the Mavericks in scoring. He added two rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes. Brendan Haywood totaled eight points (4-6 FGs) and a game-high-tying 10 rebounds for Dallas.

Mavericks forward Yi Jianlian appeared in his fifth game for Dallas and scored a season-high six points in the first half (was five vs. Sacramento 1/14/12). He finished with eight points (4-11 FGs), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in a season-high 20 minutes off the bench.

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki missed his third straight game with a sore right knee.

A ring ceremony was held prior to Wednesday’s game where members of the Mavericks’ 2011 title team were presented their championship rings. Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea, who played his first five seasons in Dallas from 2006-11, took part in the ceremony. Former Maverick Peja Stojakovic, who announced his retirement on Dec. 19, was also in town for the presentation.

The Mavericks’ next game is Friday night vs. Utah at 7:30 p.m. CT.





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