Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis (11) drives to the basket between Brooklyn Nets guard Marcus Thornton (10) and center Andray Blatche (0) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Photo by Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Joe Johnson once again came through in the clutch as the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Dallas Mavericks in overtime, 107-104.
Johnson scored 22 points, including a lay-up that forced the extra session, as well as the go-ahead three-pointer in overtime.
Monta Ellis led Dallas with 32 points, but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer that could have sent the game into a second overtime period.
The loss dropped the Mavericks to the eighth spot in the Western Conference.
They are now just half a game ahead of the Phoenix Suns for the last playoff spot. -- Report from ANC.