Mavericks blow lead but beat Pistons 102-99 - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Mavericks blow lead but beat Pistons 102-99

Posted: Updated:

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks held on to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-99 on Friday night when Charlie Villanueva missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Dallas began the night 4 1/2 games behind eighth-place Utah in the race for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Mavericks blew a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing Detroit to go ahead 97-96 on a 3-pointer by Khris Middleton.

Dirk Nowitzki made two straight shots to put Dallas ahead by three. It was 100-99 after Villanueva caught Jose Calderon's airball and made a layup with 6 seconds left.

Darren Collison made two free throws for the Mavericks, and Villanueva missed from the left corner.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Man Turns Himself in For Strong Arm Robbery

    UPDATE: Man Turns Himself in For Strong Arm Robbery

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:48:56 GMT
    A man turned himself in to police less than 24 hours after trying to rob a gas station.
    A man turned himself in to police less than 24 hours after trying to rob a gas station.
  • Garbage Piling Up as Frost Law Prevents Trash Hauling Co. From Pick Up

    Garbage Piling Up as Frost Law Prevents Trash Hauling Co. From Pick Up

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:27:08 GMT
    A potentially stinky situation for some people in Clare County, they say their garbage hasn't been picked up in weeks. It's all due to state enforced frost laws. The county says one company's trucks are just too heavy to travel on the black-top roads and would probably damage them. The trucks are so heavy that even without garbage in them, they exceed the weight limit. If they do travel on the roads protected under state frost laws, they could cause hundred of thousands of dollars in dama...
    A potentially stinky situation for some people in Clare County, they say their garbage hasn't been picked up in weeks. It's all due to state enforced frost laws. The county says one company's trucks are just too heavy to travel on the black-top roads and would probably damage them. The trucks are so heavy that even without garbage in them, they exceed the weight limit. If they do travel on the roads protected under state frost laws, they could cause hundred of thousands of dollars in dama...
  • MSP Looking For Man Accused Of Identity Theft At Michigan Wal-Mart Stores

    MSP Looking For Man Accused Of Identity Theft At Michigan Wal-Mart Stores

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:32:42 GMT
    Michigan State Police are looking into several cases of identity theft at Wal-Mart stores around the state. 
    Michigan State Police are looking into several cases of identity theft at Wal-Mart stores around the state.