Porter, Nuggets beat Mavericks 117-113 after Murray ejection

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) is blocked from reaching the basket by Dallas Mavericks' James Johnson, left, Wes Iwundu, center rear, and Willie Cauley-Stein, right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


DALLAS (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. tied his season high with 30 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame Jamal Murray’s ejection for a shot to the groin of Dallas guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to beat the Mavericks 117-113. Porter was 6 of 10 from 3-point range, including a go-ahead shot to start a decisive 7-0 run late in the fourth quarter after the Mavericks had rallied immediately following the incident involving Murray and Hardaway. Luka Doncic had 35 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 16 assists for his NBA-leading sixth triple-double.

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