Dallas Mavericks defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 108-107

  PLAYER OF THE GAME: Dallas coach Rick Carlisle gave the game ball to center Erick Dampier, who grabbed 11 rebounds and played well defensively.

"Damp was playing on a leg that's not right," said Carlisle. "He made three monster defensive plays in the last 2 minutes that put us in position to win. The block on (Luc Richard) Mbah a Moute. He got a stop on (Andrew) Bogut one time and forced him to kick it out. There were a few plays where he was a factor with his length....

Dallas — Coach Scott Skiles had a simple solution for the Milwaukee Bucks players as they agonized over another down-to-the-wire defeat Tuesday night.

Avoid the lapses, suggested Skiles, and execute for the entire 48 minutes.

The Bucks overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 2 minutes and had a chance to win at the buzzer, but Carlos Delfino's runner from the paint failed to fall and the Dallas Mavericks escaped with a 108-107 victory at the American Airlines Cen...