Curry's game winner lifts Warriors in OT

Vince Carter of the Mavs shoots over Warriors Klay Thompson (center) and Jermaine O’Neal.

Associated Press

Vince Carter of the Mavs shoots over Warriors Klay Thompson (center) and Jermaine O’Neal.

DALLAS — Stephen Curry made a tiebreaking jumper in the final second of overtime, lifting the Warriors to a 122-120 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday.

Curry finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 27 points, and Jermaine O'Neal added 20.

O'Neal blocked a Dallas shot with the score tied at 120, setting the stage for Curry's game-winning shot from 20 feet.

Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 33 points and 11 rebounds. Dallas dropped from seventh in the Western Conference to ninth behind Memphis and Phoenix in the final two playoff positions.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: The host Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Rockets for the first time since 2006, getting 32 from Joe Johnson in a 105-96 win.

REFS BOTCHED CALL: In the Nuggets' loss to the Grizzlies on Monday, Memphis' Courtney Lee missed a free throw with 0.7 seconds remaining that was rebounded by Kenneth Faried as time ticked away. The league stated on Tuesday that Lee's shot did not touch the rim and referees should have awarded Denver the ball on the violation.

HEAT'S BIG 3 WILL MEET: Heat teammates Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh all have opt-outs in their contracts at the end of this season, but no collective decision has been made as to whether they will become free agents. Wade told ESPN The Magazine that he will "sit down'' with James and Bosh before the June 30 deadline.

Nets 105, Rockets 96

HOUSTON (96): Parsons 7-15 0-2 16, Motiejunas 0-2 0-0 0, Asik 5-8 2-6 12, Lin 6-14 2-2 16, Harden 4-10 16-16 26, Casspi 3-10 0-0 7, Garcia 4-9 0-0 10, Canaan 1-8 0-0 2, Hamilton 2-8 2-2 7. Totals 32-84 22-28 96.

BROOKLYN (105): Johnson 13-21 2-2 32, Pierce 2-4 0-0 4, Plumlee 5-6 1-3 11, Williams 6-14 0-0 12, Livingston 6-12 5-6 17, Anderson 1-3 2-4 4, Blatche 6-12 1-2 13, Teletovic 4-7 0-0 10, Gutierrez 1-3 0-0 2, Teague 0-1 0-0 0, Collins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-83 11-17 105.

Houston 24 27 28 17— 96

Brooklyn 29 25 29 22— 105

3-Point GoalsHouston 10-35 (Lin 2-4, Garcia 2-5, Harden 2-6, Parsons 2-7, Hamilton 1-4, Casspi 1-5, Canaan 0-4), Brooklyn 6-25 (Johnson 4-8, Teletovic 2-5, Blatche 0-1, Pierce 0-2, Anderson 0-2, Gutierrez 0-2, Williams 0-5). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsHouston 54 (Asik 23), Brooklyn 49 (Teletovic 7). AssistsHouston 20 (Harden 7), Brooklyn 23 (Williams 6). Total FoulsHouston 16, Brooklyn 26. TechnicalsHouston Coach McHale, Houston defensive three second. A17,732 (17,732).

Warriors 122, Mavs 120 OT

GOLDEN STATE (122): Iguodala 7-9 0-1 16, Green 4-9 0-0 9, O'Neal 9-12 2-4 20, Curry 10-17 0-0 23, Thompson 11-24 1-1 27, Speights 4-7 0-0 8, Barnes 0-0 0-0 0, Blake 0-3 0-0 0, Crawford 7-10 0-0 19. Totals 52-91 3-6 122.

DALLAS (120): Marion 4-8 0-0 8, Nowitzki 13-21 1-3 33, Dalembert 1-2 0-0 2, Calderon 3-9 1-1 8, Ellis 11-23 3-4 27, Carter 4-13 1-2 12, Wright 5-6 4-4 14, Harris 3-7 2-2 10, Crowder 0-3 0-0 0, Blair 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 47-96 12-16 120.

Golden State 30 23 32 23 14— 122

Dallas 21 41 19 27 12— 120

3-Point GoalsGolden State 15-31 (Crawford 5-7, Thompson 4-9, Curry 3-8, Iguodala 2-3, Green 1-1, Blake 0-3), Dallas 14-30 (Nowitzki 6-8, Carter 3-7, Harris 2-4, Ellis 2-5, Calderon 1-4, Crowder 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsGolden State 47 (Speights 9), Dallas 48 (Nowitzki 11). AssistsGolden State 33 (Curry 10), Dallas 27 (Ellis, Calderon 6). Total FoulsGolden State 16, Dallas 12. TechnicalsO'Neal. A20,423 (19,200).

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