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Mavericks 88, Warriors 82, OT

March 20, 1998

DALLAS (AP) _ Shawn Bradley had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Eric Riley scored a career-high 16 points as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 88-82 in overtime Thursday night.

Michael Finley had 14 points for the Mavericks, who recovered after blowing a 10-point lead in the final 2:46 of regulation. Dallas has won three of its last five games.

Erick Dampier and Jim Jackson each scored 18 points for the Warriors, who lost their fifth straight.

Jackson’s follow shot with 3:59 left in overtime gave Golden State an 80-79 lead. But Bradley’s tip-in and Martin Muursepp’s basket with 2:30 left put the Mavericks ahead for good, 83-80.

Two free throws by rookie Bubba Wells with 34.8 seconds remaining in overtime extended Dallas’ lead to 85-80. Muursepp hit a free throw with 30 seconds remaining and Wells added two foul shots with 18.6 seconds left for the final margin.

The Mavericks led 78-68 with 2:46 left in regulation, but the Warriors went on an 10-0 run to send the game into overtime. Jackson scored two consecutive baskets, then passed to Dampier for a tying layup with 10.4 seconds left in regulation.

Riley had two long shots at the game-winner in the final 10 seconds of regulation, but both were well off the mark.

Dallas didn’t have a field goal over the final 4:13 of regulation.

The Mavericks held a 43-39 halftime lead despite a 12-point second quarter.

Notes: Mavericks forward Cedric Ceballos will have surgery Friday to repair partially torn cartilage in his left knee. Ceballos is out for the season. ... The Warriors had won their last six meetings against the Mavericks.

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