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Mavericks Vs. Cavaliers Final Score: Dallas Loses Third In A Row, Lose To Cleveland 91-88

Dirk Nowitzki's 24 points were not enough to keep the Dallas Mavericks from losing their third straight game as they lost 91-88 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Mavericks had an eight point lead at halftime, but the Cavaliers came out of the halftime a new team and erased that eight point lead in just six minutes, and then continued their scoring spree to take a six point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Mavericks did come back in the fourth quarter to make this a compelling game as they tied the game at 70 just two minutes into the fourth quarter. In the end it was rookie Kyrie Irving who secured the game by making a layup with 15 seconds left to put the Cavaliers up 91-88.

Dallas had two opportunities to send the game to overtime, but Jason Terry and Brandan Wright both missed their three-point attempts. This loss gives the Mavericks their third loss in a row and only the second time that they had a three-game losing streak, the other was at the beginning of the season when the Mavericks started 0-3.

Check out Mavs Moneyball for the latest news and notes on the Mavericks while Fear The Sword has you covered for everything you would want to know about the Cavaliers.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.