Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Jarrett Jack hit two big free throws in the closing seconds after Andrew Bogut provided the decisive block, as the Golden State Warriors fought off the Dallas Mavericks, 100-97, at Oracle Arena.
The Mavericks never led, but had a chance to jump in front in the closing seconds after David Lee's tip-in of a Jack miss rimmed out. Brandan Wright grabbed the rebound with 20.9 seconds remaining, then had the ball on the left block with time winding down.
Bogut stayed his ground, however, and as Wright went up for the shot, Bogut got a hand on it and forced a breakout the other way. Jack, starting in place of Stephen Curry for the second straight game, was fouled with two ticks left and drained both at the foul line before Vince Carter's off-balanced 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell short.
Klay Thompson paced Golden State with 27 points, while Lee added 15 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists in the club's third straight win.
Dallas, playing without Dirk Nowitzki due to a right adductor strain, was led by O.J. Mayo's 25 points. Carter netted 22 points, while Shawn Marion chipped in 18 points and 17 boards in the Mavs' second consecutive loss.