3 December 2005
They said it wouldn't last
And it didn't. The Hornets scored exactly zero in the first three and a half minutes in Dallas, and while they managed to squeak to within one point in the third quarter, they never got the lead, and the Mavericks pulled away at the end, 97-88.
Dirk Nowitzki poured in 30, twenty-two in the second half, to power that fourth-quarter run. Chris Paul had a good night 25 points and six rebounds and Speedy Claxton scored 21 from off the bench, but it wasn't enough.
The Bees, now 8-8, head next for Memphis, who likely won't be any easier than the Mavs, who improved to 11-5.