Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/4/12
There are reasons an NBA game is 48 minutes. After being down by as many as 23 points, the Utah Jazz fought back in the fourth quarter and pushed the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks to the very end. While Dallas snuck out with the 102-96 win, Utah certainly made it interesting down the stretch. 2011 Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki was definitely in MVP-form, finishing with 40 points. He shot a scintillating 14 of 21 from the field, most of them coming on long-range perimeter shots. Jason Terry added 22 points off the bench. Paul Millsap led five Jazz players in double-figures, ending the game with 24 points. Dr. Jekyll: The first half was a tough one for the Jazz . They shot 39 percent from the field, while being shut out from three-point territory (0-8). Utah had a mere five free throw attempts and recorded only nine bench points. On top of that, they had just five assists, along with six turnovers. That said, the third quarter (and the start of the fourth) was worse. The Maveric...
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