Mavericks22242018 -- 84Pacers16241520 -- 75

Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points and 11 rebounds and Dallas pulled away in the closing minutes.

Indiana, playing its first game at home after a five-game trip out west, cut a 14-point Mavericks lead to 75-71 with less than four minutes left.

But Adrian Griffin, Nowitzki and Marquis Daniels hit consecutive baskets for the Mavericks, and after a basket by Indiana's Ron Artest, Nowitzki put the game out of reach with a three-pointer with 58 seconds remaining. Sarunas Jasikevicius finished the scoring with two free throws.

Dallas

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24032-6918-228-41142884Griffin 33:543-40-01-5136Nowitzki 36:2311-198-90-112231Dampier 36:013-80-03-8046Daniels 34:264-70-20-4158DevHarris 39:144-117-71-45315Diop 9:341-20-01-2062Armstrong 21:432-70-01-3435Van Horn 28:454-113-41-41211

Percentages: FG .464, FT .818. Three-Point Goals: 2-7, .286 (Armstrong 1-1, Nowitzki 1-3, Van Horn 0-3). Blocked Shots: 4 (Nowitzki 3, Diop). Turnovers: 18 (Daniels 5, Nowitzki 4, Armstrong 2, Dampier 2, Dev.Harris 2, Griffin 2, Van Horn). Steals: 8 (Griffin 3, Dev.Harris 2, Van Horn 2, Diop).

Indiana

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24023-6727-3911-38102075Artest 38:046-153-81-22315Granger 28:182-85-64-7119O'Neal 40:577-1711-144-132325Jackson 33:083-91-10-5127Jasikevicius 28:491-66-60-2109Jones 24:483-60-00-3127Foster 23:330-01-22-6031AnJohnson 19:110-40-20-0240Harrison 3:121-20-00-0022

Percentages: FG .343, FT .692. Three-Point Goals: 2-14, .143 (Jones 1-2, Jasikevicius 1-3, An.Johnson 0-1, Granger 0-1, Jackson 0-2, Artest 0-5). Blocked Shots: 7 (O'Neal 3, Foster 2, Artest, Granger). Turnovers: 17 (Jackson 6, Artest 3, Jones 2, An.Johnson 2, Jasikevicius 2, O'Neal, Granger). Steals: 11 (Artest 5, An.Johnson 3, Foster, O'Neal, Jackson). Technical Fouls: Jackson, 27.3 third.

A: 14,627 (18,345). T: 2:17.

Dallas's Dirk Nowitzki pulls up for a shot over the Pacers' Danny Granger.