Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/1/13
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson poured in 27 points and Andrew Bogut blocked Brandan Wright's short hook shot with 5.5 seconds remaining as the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 100-97 Thursday night in a game played without Stephen Curry and Dirk Nowitzki. Down one and going for what could have been a game-winning hoop, the Mavericks got the ball to the left-handed Wright on the low left block in the final seconds. After initially pondering a pass, the former Warrior spun to his left and attempted a 6-footer over Bogut, but the Golden State center smothered it before it left Wright's hand. Jarrett Jack was fouled and made two clinching free throws with two seconds left. Vince Carter's desperation buzzer-beating 3-point heave was off the mark, dealing Dallas (19-27) its second narrow defeat in three nights on the West Coast. The last time the Warriors (29-17) faced the Mavericks, Thompson missed 12 of his 14 shots and totaled just seven points. But he pick...
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