Eric Gordon leads Hornets over Mavs in OT

Eric Gordon leads Hornets over Mavs in OT

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DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 5: Eric Gordon #10 of the New Orleans Hornets drives against Darren Collison #4 of the Dallas Mavericks on January 5, 2013 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Posted on January 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

By STEPHEN HAWKINS  /  AP Sports Writer

   DALLAS (AP) -- Eric Gordon completed a three-point play with 4.7 seconds left in overtime and the New Orleans Hornets won 99-96 Saturday night at Dallas to spoil the Mavericks' first game this season with Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup.
 
   After a timeout, O.J. Mayo was beyond the 3-point line when Gordon went up in the air and by him. Gordon's foot made contact with the ball, knocking it loose. Instead of a foul, officials called it a kicked ball. Dallas got one more chance but Vince Carter's shot from the right corner ricocheted off the rim.
 
   Nowitzki had a team-high 20 points in 34 minutes, his most extensive action this season. He missed a free throw with 18 seconds left in regulation that would have put the Mavericks ahead by a point.
 
   New Orleans' Greivis Vasquez had 15 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, but missed a final shot.
 

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