Mavericks Vs. Pacers Final Score: Dallas Has Poor Second Half In Loss To Indiana

Dirk Nowitzki's season-high 30 points were not enough as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Indianapolis Pacers 98-87. The loss to the Pacers was the second in a row for the Mavericks which followed a hot streak where they won six of their last seven games. The Pacers Paul George had the hot hand tonight as he scored a career-high 30 points and went 7-of-11 from three-point range which was one more three-pointer than the entire Mavericks teams.

The difference in three-point shooting was the reason why the Pacers were able to get past the Mavericks Friday night as they made 12 compared to only six for the Mavericks. The two teams did shot identical from the field at 42 percent with the free throw difference being only one in favor of the Pacers.

The second half is when things fell apart for the Mavericks as the Pacers scored the first seven points in the first two minutes of the third quarter and never trailed the rest of the way. Nowitzki was non-existent in the second half as he did not score his first basket until 5:28 left in the game and by then the Mavericks were already down 15 points.

The Mavericks are 0-8 when trailing after three quarters this season.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.