Mavericks work OT to finish off Spurs

The Dallas Mavericks outscored the Spurs 6-0 in a two-minute overtime period to secure an 82-76 win Saturday in the final game for each club at the 2012 Summer League in Las Vegas.

Jae Crowder led the way with 21 points for Dallas (4-1), which squandered a 13-point second-half lead. Justin Dentmon added 16.

Cory Joseph had 18 points for the Spurs (2-3), who rested Kawhi Leonard, and James Anderson tacked on 13.

The teams traded buckets and the lead in the fourth quarter. Joseph found Dwight Buycks on a fast break with 34 seconds to play to tie it at 74. Micah Downs then connected with 12.3 left to give Dallas a 76-74 lead, but L.D. Williams nailed a pair of free throws with six seconds left to play make it 76-all. Crowder missed a jumper from the top of the key at the other end.

The Spurs outscored Dallas 23-8 in the third period, taking their first lead of the game at 49-48 on a Buycks jumper with 3:55 on the clock. The Spurs owned a 54-50 lead to start the fourth quarter.

Joseph scored eight of the Spurs’ 10 second-quarter points, but with little support from his teammates, Dallas extended its lead to as many as 13 and owned a 42-31 advantage heading into halftime.

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