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Barnes scores season-high 28 as Mavericks beat Nets 119-113

DALLAS (AP) Devin Harris didn't return to the game when the Dallas guard was replaced shortly after scoring eight straight points to break a fourth-quarter tie.

It might have had something to do with him getting two of his game-high four steals in the same span.

Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 28 points, Harris did the same with 18 - sparked by his energetic surge - and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 119-113 on Wednesday night.

''He was absolutely gassed by the time he came out,'' coach Rick Carlisle said. ''I suppose we could have gone back to him in the fourth, but felt that it we could avoid it, it would be best.''

Harris, in his sixth game back after missing 10 with a left hamstring strain, made two free throws to put Dallas ahead for good early in the fourth and got a steal that led to another free throw before hitting a 3-pointer .

After another steal, Harris hit a bank shot in the lane for a 95-87 Dallas lead. Those eight points alone were more than Harris scored in any of his six previous games.

''He's been awesome since he came back,'' said guard J.J. Barea, who also had 18 points and added seven assists. ''Smart player, defensively, offensively. He really had a great game tonight. And we needed it from the bench.''

Teenage rookie Luka Doncic had 21 points and nine rebounds as the Mavericks won their fifth consecutive home game. They kept the Nets from winning straight three straight on the road for the first time since late in the 2014-15 season, a night after a 12-point win in Miami.

Allen Crabbe scored a season-high 27 points for the Nets, including consecutive 3-pointers followed by an assist on a dunk for Jarrett Allen on an 8-0 run that got Brooklyn within two with four minutes remaining.

Crabbe was 10 of 16 from the field, including 7 of 11 behind the arc . The sixth-year guard came in shooting 27 percent.

''This has been a struggle,'' Crabbe said. ''The first 18 games, and in those 18 I think I was solid in two of those like tonight. So it feels good man. Like I told you guys the other night, shooter's gotta shoot. It'll click.''

Barnes, who was 5 of 8 from long range, answered the Crabbe-led run with a 3 to help the Mavericks get the lead back to nine with less than a minute to go.

Dallas won for the fifth time in six games on a night when Dirk Nowitzki was presented a key to the city by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings at halftime.

The German star is still waiting to start a record 21st season with the same franchise because of a longer-than-expected recovery from left ankle surgery seven months ago.

TIP-INS

Nets: Leading scorer Caris LeVert missed his fifth straight game with a right foot injury. ... Ed Davis made all eight shots and finished with 17 points, while D'Angelo Russell also scored 17 but was just 6 of 18 from the field.

Mavericks: G Wesley Matthews was out for the fourth time in five games with a left hamstring strain. F/C Dwight Powell missed his second straight game with a left knee injury. ... G Dennis Smith Jr. played despite a right wrist sprain, finishing with season lows of four points and 19 minutes. ... C DeAndre Jordan had his 11th double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

DIRK CONNECTION

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson played for the team in Nowitzki's German hometown, Wurzburg, and said he remembers Nowitzki's mom having a role in handling the team's laundry. Atkinson also played for Braunschweig, and said he faced Nowitzki's Wurzburg team. ''He dropped 30 on us. He was 18 of 19,'' Atkinson said. Early the next morning, Atkinson said, he went to the gym to lift weights and Nowitzki was already there with longtime personal coach Holger Geschwindner. ''Right then, you're like, `This guy's special,''' said the 51-year-old Atkinson, who is in his third season with Brooklyn.

SIXTH MAN PLUG

Before the game, Carlisle suggested Brooklyn's Spencer Dinwiddie would be a strong candidate for sixth man of the year. Then Dinwiddie went out and had 19 points while matching Barea with a game-high seven assists. ''He's accepted, he's embraced it, he's never complained about not starting,'' Atkinson said.

UP NEXT

Nets: Face Minnesota on Friday to start stretch of seven of eight at home.

Mavericks: Host Boston on Saturday.

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Key Players
D. Russell
1 PG
L. Doncic
77 SF
33.9 Min. Per Game 33.9
19.2 Pts. Per Game 19.2
4.1 Ast. Per Game 4.1
6.8 Reb. Per Game 6.8
41.6 Field Goal % 45.3
41.6 Three Point % 45.6
75.6 Free Throw % 77.5
  Allen Crabbe missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
  D'Angelo Russell missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:06
+ 1 Dorian Finney-Smith made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:12
+ 1 Dorian Finney-Smith made 1st of 2 free throws 0:12
  Personal foul on Joe Harris 0:12
  Team rebound 0:16
  Luka Doncic missed free throw 0:16
  Personal foul on D'Angelo Russell 0:16
+ 1 Luka Doncic made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:26
+ 1 Luka Doncic made 1st of 2 free throws 0:26
  Personal foul on D'Angelo Russell 0:26
Team Stats
Points 113 119
Field Goals 42-94 (44.7%) 38-78 (48.7%)
3-Pointers 14-42 (33.3%) 11-27 (40.7%)
Free Throws 15-21 (71.4%) 32-41 (78.0%)
Total Rebounds 49 58
Offensive 16 8
Defensive 26 37
Team 7 13
Assists 23 21
Steals 8 10
Blocks 2 4
Turnovers 14 13
Fouls 31 20
Technicals 1 0
19 PTS, 2 REB, 7 AST
21 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST
1234T
away team logo Nets 8-11 32183132113
home team logo Mavericks 8-9 34272434119
Team Stats
away team logo Nets 8-11 109.9 PPG 45.2 RPG 22.8 APG
home team logo Mavericks 8-9 109.4 PPG 45.6 RPG 22.7 APG
Key Players
A. Crabbe SG 9.5 PPG 3.5 RPG 1.1 APG 34.3 FG%
H. Barnes SF 17.9 PPG 4.4 RPG 1.2 APG 41.7 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Crabbe SG 27 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
H. Barnes SF 28 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
44.7 FG% 48.7
33.3 3PT FG% 40.7
71.4 FT% 78.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Crabbe 29 27 3 1 2 1 2 3 10/16 7/11 0/0 1 2 33 -9
D. Russell 26 17 5 4 0 0 2 3 6/18 3/11 2/2 0 5 28 -15
J. Harris 28 8 3 4 1 0 2 6 3/11 1/7 1/2 2 1 18 -5
J. Allen 26 6 6 1 1 1 0 3 3/8 0/2 0/0 3 3 16 -5
J. Dudley 18 2 4 1 0 0 1 2 1/3 0/1 0/1 1 3 7 -17
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Crabbe 29 27 3 1 2 1 2 3 10/16 7/11 0/0 1 2 33 -9
D. Russell 26 17 5 4 0 0 2 3 6/18 3/11 2/2 0 5 28 -15
J. Harris 28 8 3 4 1 0 2 6 3/11 1/7 1/2 2 1 18 -5
J. Allen 26 6 6 1 1 1 0 3 3/8 0/2 0/0 3 3 16 -5
J. Dudley 18 2 4 1 0 0 1 2 1/3 0/1 0/1 1 3 7 -17
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Dinwiddie 28 19 2 7 1 0 1 1 5/11 1/5 8/10 0 2 35 +11
E. Davis 20 17 9 1 1 0 1 3 8/8 0/0 1/1 5 4 28 -2
R. Hollis-Jefferson 26 9 8 3 1 0 3 5 3/7 0/0 3/5 3 5 21 +14
S. Napier 16 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 3/5 2/2 0/0 1 0 10 -1
D. Carroll 19 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 0/7 0/3 0/0 0 1 1 -1
K. Faried - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. LeVert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Pinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Graham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Musa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Kurucs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 113 42 23 8 2 14 31 42/94 14/42 15/21 16 26 197 -30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 35 28 5 0 1 0 1 0 10/20 5/8 3/3 1 4 33 -3
L. Doncic 33 21 9 4 2 0 3 4 5/11 2/3 9/11 2 7 37 +1
D. Jordan 29 12 14 3 2 0 3 3 4/6 0/0 4/6 1 13 31 -2
D. Finney-Smith 32 5 4 1 0 1 1 4 1/9 0/4 3/5 3 1 11 +8
D. Smith Jr. 18 4 0 2 1 0 2 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 0 7 -3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 35 28 5 0 1 0 1 0 10/20 5/8 3/3 1 4 33 -3
L. Doncic 33 21 9 4 2 0 3 4 5/11 2/3 9/11 2 7 37 +1
D. Jordan 29 12 14 3 2 0 3 3 4/6 0/0 4/6 1 13 31 -2
D. Finney-Smith 32 5 4 1 0 1 1 4 1/9 0/4 3/5 3 1 11 +8
D. Smith Jr. 18 4 0 2 1 0 2 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 0 7 -3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Barea 29 18 2 7 0 0 1 3 8/14 1/4 1/2 0 2 33 +9
D. Harris 18 18 3 1 4 0 1 1 4/7 2/5 8/10 0 3 26 0
M. Kleber 17 11 2 1 0 2 0 1 3/5 1/2 4/4 1 1 17 +7
S. Mejri 16 2 5 2 0 1 1 3 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 5 11 +9
R. Broekhoff 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 +4
W. Matthews - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Nowitzki - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Powell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Spalding - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Brunson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Macon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Antetokounmpo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 119 45 21 10 4 13 20 38/78 11/27 32/41 8 37 207 +30