DALLAS (AP) — Vlatko Cancar hit a buzzer-beater from near midcourt when the final 2 seconds of the first half were replayed after the break, and the outmanned Denver Nuggets went on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 98-97.
The Nuggets went to the locker room thinking they were down seven two nights after getting blown out in Dallas without two-time MVP Nikola Jokic and fellow starters Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon.
Instead, replay showed Dallas star Luka Doncic stepping out of bounds before a 3-pointer.
Cancar’s bucket got Denver within
Cancar’s bucket got Denver within 56-55. Michael Porter hit the deciding 3-pointer with 55 seconds remaining.
Bones Hyland scored a career-high 29 points for Denver. Josh Green had a career-best 23 for Dallas.